Saturday, April 6, 2013

"Official Stories" ~Liam Scheff

Happy 6th Day of Autism Awareness Month! Is it over yet? No? Damn.

Anyways, several months ago, Dana saw this Youtube video of a guy named Liam Scheff. He was doing these 3 minute "shows" about all these different topics from vaccines to GMOs to "conspiracy theories." His 3 minute video about vaccine moms caught her attention and she sent it to me. You can watch that video and all of his other ones Here. (Beware, language alert!) We were both floored. I'm pretty sure we laughed, cried and got a tad bit hysterical watching it. Someone who not only believes us, but is far more knowledgeable on the subject than we are; unashamed and boldly telling the world the way it is. Having advocates for us, while we are advocating for our kids, is something that really helps keep us going.

Turns out, he is kinda popular in our little subculture and he wrote a book called "Official Stories!" So, we bought it. We skipped ahead and read his chapters about the history of vaccines. Amazing, disgusting, sad, frightening. Just those chapters put me into a bit of an "information hangover" and I put the book down for awhile. Too much truth! Fast forward to now, I have finally picked it back up and am starting from the beginning. It is taking me awhile to get through it because there are so many facts and details, it can be hard to absorb it all with 2 toddlers destroying the house like little monsters. But you MUST.READ.THIS.BOOK. Even if you think you already know everything about his topics, you are wrong. He delves into the story of the JFK assassination, HIV, Shakespeare, the Big Bang Theory and so SO much more. You can find the book online at any bookstore, its also available on Kindle. So, here is the Amazon link to buy the book Here. Please take a look, open your mind and spread the word. Liam also does a lot of travelling for speaking engagements and is a regular on many health related radio talk shows. If you are interested in following his activity, you can find him on Facebook Here. Oh, and don't forget to check out one of his latest projects, the Genticals. A comic about the world's first vaccine injured superheroes. You can see that Right here!

Tomorrow, I promote The Thinking Moms' Revolution.

Real Autism Awareness!

~Cheers! Nicole

Monday, April 1, 2013

Autism Awareness Month: Blue or Yellow?

Today is April 1st. The first day out of 30 where you will be bombarded with blue and fundraising and autism related studies. Most studies will be about genetics and how vaccines do not cause it. Well, whatever. I am not here to argue this insane statement. I am here to ask you to support Autism Awareness Month a little differently.

Autism Speaks. Please do not support them. You can go on Youtube and find some good videos that will tell you what they actually do with their money and just a quick glance at their website will tell you how they stand in the "finding a cure/prevention." They support services for autism, which is great. But their money rarely goes into that category. It mostly goes into paychecks, advertising and genetic link studies. If you want to support families living with autism, please find a local group. FEAT is an organization found in many western states. You will find many like that in your own communities. Dana and her husband started a local one called It Takes A Village. That is where my donation goes.

Along with not supporting Autism Speaks, this also comes with not supporting their campaigns. Awareness is great and dandy, but they aren't doing it right. How will wearing blue tomorrow do anything for our kids or the future? They are making people aware and then pushing it back into the dark corner once April is over. If you want to make a stand, try wearing yellow for the Canary Party. Please check out The Canary Party here.

Their mission is "a movement created to stand up for the victims of medical injury, environmental toxins and industrial foods by restoring balance to our free and civil society and empowering consumers to make health and nutrition decisions that promote wellness." 

I like that mission, don't you? They fight for all of us in the vaccine injury community. Please take a minute to research them and give them your support. I will be sporting yellow tomorrow for them. The real fighters for autism.

Happy Autism Awareness Month everyone! If you have a child on the spectrum, do your own awareness campaign. Put up a snippet of insight into your world, a random fact about autism or statistics, vaccine links to autism, whatever each day on your facebook or twitter page. Spread the info, spread the awareness.

~Cheers, Nicole