The internet has changed the concept of who the power goes to. Collectives that once struggled to spread their message can now have all the attention in the world, with just one click. The death of Robert Saylor is an example. I was pleasantly surprised to see how the voice of moms I admire like Kelle or Tuc helped in gathering thousands of signatures to clarify the many obscure facts surrounding this terrible case (you can still join me in signing the petition for requesting further investigation ).
Moms of children with special needs are among the real heroes in our society and I´m so happy that the internet is finally giving them the recognition and support they so deserve.
Here in Spain Maria José and Mabel are two of the moms that are making the biggest impact among that community. They both have children on the autism spectrum (I met briefly Maria José´s little boy and he is just the sweetest kid) and a passion for cooking. A while ago they decided to start a blog to share with other moms their recipes and spread their message. The blog was a success and recently it led to the opening of a lovely shop and school called Acaramelada where kids and moms can go and learn cooking.
What´s best is that thanks to their TEA program moms of children with special needs can now enjoy their courses for free. A way for these moms to have that important moment for themselves to relax and just forget about the daily struggles.
I´m so proud that they have also joined the Teach a Talent project. If you live in Madrid don´t hesitate to go visit these lovely moms and they will show your kids how to bake or decorate cookies. As you can see from these pics the girls made cookies with María José. She is such a warm and kind soul and they enjoyed it lots.
Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Do you know any mum with a child on this spectrum? If so, why don´t you go visit her today? Bring her some flowers, a cup of coffee or just give her a couple of spare hours of your time so she can relax and think about herself for a change. There is so much still to be done for these wonderful kids. And overall, there is so much that can be done for their mums. Thanks Mabel and Maria José, Teach a Talent is so glad to have you on board!
All pics by Eli Rodrigues