Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Vigil (part 2)

This is an update from my previous entry:

I have attended the virtual vigil that was set up. There was one person that was doing a live broadcast for us. Thank you so much for doing that, hopefully you'll find this message and if not, just know that we appreciated what you did. Unfortunately, the broadcast got cut short most likely due to technical difficulties.

I did a little searching and I found a blog detailing personal stories in response to the injustice that was done:

And I found a news coverage of one of the vigils that was held yesterday:

I don't have Autism, or Asperger's Syndrome, so I don't have personal stories to tell about myself, but I have personal stories about helping people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. I have a few friends with Autism. A couple of them have Asperger's, and a couple of them have nonverbal Autism. One of those friends that have nonverbal Autism is my cousin. I know how bright they can be. They have a voice too. They need to be heard. I'm here to help, to be an advocate. I know, that with a little help, they can be one of the best people you have ever known. To some of you who think autistic people are retards, you have no idea what they can be capable of. I admire the parents that never give up on their child.

I've had my own struggles with my disability. I've been to hell and back. I've had people put me down, calling me a retard and such. Yes, that may only be a tiny little speck compared to some people, but I've had my share of troubles and rough times. Our troubles make us stronger in the end, and sometimes, we can accomplish more than you would think. Sometimes, we even surprise ourselves.

Until next time, God Bless.
~ MissNiChloe

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Vigil

This is something I heard had happened recently, something I feel strongly about. The 
murder of George Hodgins, a 22 year old with Autism. He was murdered by his own mother on 
March 6. After doing a little research, I find out that there have been a few similar 
cases where a person with a disability is murdered by a loved one. Here is an article 
about this from

There was one such case, the murder of Tracy Latimer, a 12 year old girl with cerebral 
palsy, who was killed by her father. Her father, then had gone on television to try to 
legalize the killing of people with disabilities.

This... there are no words for this! It's sickening! I wish I could do more, and I will, 
someday, when I'm finally out on my own. For now, I'm here to at least spread awareness. 
I know how tough it can be on family members, but it's tough on the people with 
disabilities as well. You cannot imagine how tough it is sometimes.

People need to be more aware of these issues. This is a good opportunity for us to spread 
awareness. Being someone with a disability myself, I'd like to say that all we want is to 
be accepted, to not be discriminated against. We can do just about anything a person 
without disabilities can do. 

There are several vigils that are going to take place for the people with disabilities 
that will not have a chance to follow their dreams. I'm putting the link here in hopes 
that you'll be able to go, for support. Being there in spirit is better than not being 
there at all.

I have signed up as maybe joining the virtual vigil, but I will certainly be there in spirit.

Until next time, God Bless.
~ MissNiChloe

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Introduction: Watchtower is officially online.

"Watchtower is officially online." Chloe Sullivan - Smallville: Season 8

This quote is from a favorite character of mine from my favorite show, Smallville. Her name is Chloe Sullivan aka Watchtower and she is Clark Kent's best friend from high school. This character is an inspiration in so many ways. She is just as much a hero as the rest of the Justice League on Smallville.

Hi, my name is NiChloe, it is not my real name, but simply a nickname. I am a 21 year old woman who has big dreams of making a difference in the world. I have an associate's degree in Human Services and I'd like to help people with disabilities. I have a learning disability myself. I see on the news or through my friends how some people just don't understand someone with a disability and sometimes, I wish I could do something about it. I want to be a voice for disability awareness.

My main hobbies are reading, writing, and photography. I've always loved to read since I was very little. My friends would always say I always had a book in my hand. Because of my love for reading, I've always loved to learn new things. I also love to write. I've always been a writer at heart and have been writing since I could remember. I have a few ideas for a novel floating around my head, now if only I can get rid of the writer's block! I've always loved photography as well. I would love to travel and start taking pictures everywhere I go.

I am the type of person who watches the news all the time and searches for news articles because I like to see what is going on around the world. I want to help people. I want to make a difference in the world. 

Until next time, God Bless.

~ MissNiChloe