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The Art of Creativity

By Khylil

My mother would always bring up the ideology of superman as an example of autism and how his presentation, or specifically, the “S” on his chest is the symbol of hope. It was that very idea that got me into superheroes and comic books. However, this image represents so many things from a personal perspective and the possible drive and motivation to not see the semantics of stigma. It’s interesting how the puzzle pieces are creatively used in the superhero layout and incorporated with different heroes besides superman or batman.  Recently, I saw it illustrated on black panther, and I actually liked how it was there to cater to those who might have seen the recent screening, especially myself, because I have seen the movie quite a few times.

The embracing of the puzzle piece can mean so many things, but because it’s been drawn with superheroes it means a little more to me because it shows appreciation for autism.  I have seen more creative layouts of how the original puzzle pieces have been used.  I have also thought about doing a drawing myself, not because I grew up with a new kind of superhero or anything but because it pushes me to share that I have learned to love what I have and even inform others about how Autism and Aspergers can be so many great things.  When parents, siblings, or close friends of individuals wear the ribbon in creative ways it shows that they care.

The art of creativity; whether it’s drawing, poetry, or personal experience with autism I have always tried to embrace creativity because that’s what it takes to make autism a positive topic for those who may not know much about it. So stay positive everyone, and have a great time appreciating autism awareness!