She got an amazing response. Bloggers answered the call, and after reading them- I am amazed how many things others consider to be "weird" about themselves I TOTALLY relate to, and find them to be not so much weird as "normal in the extreme".
For instance- I CAN'T sleep if the closet door is open even a crack... nope- it has to be closed tight. I am OCD about the way the glasses go in the cupboard and laundry has to be done in a particular order- whites, darks, reds then jeans. And pity the person who puts a towel or washcloth in with any of that! I have a weird obsession with cheerleading- forced my Teenzilla to do it for years to relive my glory days through her. I believe in ghosts, I believe in "The Rock Goddesses" and they are helping to control my life. If they are out of wack- I am out of wack. And these things are just a fraction of the weird that is me- at least all I will admit to right now!
This has been a great experience for me- reading all of these- getting to know this cool new blogger, and being invited to join such an amazing movement all to help a boy, who may have Aspergers, but has the same concern as any other kid in middle school- "What if they think I am weird?".
The truth? No one is "normal" and there will always be someone who thinks we are the weirdo because they can't embrace their own weirdness. In a world where we’re constantly comparing and judging and shaming, I find a little peace in knowing that the one thing that we share in common is our freak flag.
These bloggers wrote some amazing stuff- go check them out- and LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY!!