||[Jul. 12th, 2006|09:29 am]
I speak in silence - for those of us nonverbal
hello Leela. My name is Katy.
I am glad you joined this community.
You said you use sign language. I know a little bit...but not much. I don't if maybe Dahn will learn to use it or not.
what is AIM? I guess I don't have that, if I don't know what it is. Maybe if you tell me though, I can get it because I'd love to talk to you.
My username actually means chinchillas are cute. I know it seems rather strange.
I'm sorry I skip subjects so quickly. The other thing I like about computers is that I can re-do my work until I get it right.
I have two brothers. A younger one named Howard who is a guitar player with a stage named of Buddy Ray. He has a band, plays in gigs, and he plays loud. And then I have Dahn who is 18, whom you already know about.
I am not actually non-verbal ... Sometimes I just get really scared whenever I am alone, like a panic attack and then I can't speak, so no one knows what is wrong with me. I kind of go from hysterical to depressed and I just get all wrapped up and lost. When that happens, I go and sit in my closet until I have calmed down. My mother teases me and calls me manic-depressive, but I'm not. Anyway, my main problem is that I am chronically shy. But I will despise and defy authority (often quietly) if I strongly object to what they're saying. For example, they usually assume I am Christian, like everyone else. So the next day, I'll draw a star of David on my arm or something and be sure they notice it! Well, one of the interests of this community is social outcasts, so I fit. Besides, my best friends have been severly LD.
Speaking of interests, if you have any you'd like to add to this community, just tell me and I'll add them.