@supportive

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You’re a good student. You’ll make it - I promise you, you’ll make it. You get better grades than I did. It’s going to be fine. It’s going to be fine.

Be there for her when she’s sad, especially if she can’t explain why. Send her silly pictures and sweet messages to make her smile. Even if there’s nothing you can really do to cheer her up, make sure she knows that you’re there for her and that you’ll always support her. That’s what you do for each other, you make sure that you’re never truly alone. 💕

anonymous asked:

When asked whether she believes in Supercorp, Katie said "I believe in whatever makes you guys happy". I'm a new fan of Katie from Supergirl and I'm so impressed an actress acknowledges a ship like this. Such a blessing. Has she always been like this with other fandom?

Oh yes! Katie has always been an advocate for fanon and fans seeing what they want to see in a show. Furthermore, she acknowledges the fact that fans are a major part of what make a show what it is. 

Even back during the Merlin days when it came to ships such as Merthur (Merlin/Arthur) and Morcest (Morgana/Morgause) she was fully supportive of the fans and their ships. Check it:

We stan an angel. An angel that neither of us deserve.

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So I guess it’s time to come out of the closet:
I’m autistic! 🙂

I found out within the past few weeks, and I was considering whether or not I should post this, since there’s certainly a stigma associated with Autism. I was also debating how much information people other than my close friends should know about my life, especially knowing how judgmental strangers can be, without rhyme or reason. In the end, though, I decided that this is a new important aspect of my identity, and I should be open and honest about it.

At first I had difficulty accepting myself, and I deactivated my social media to reflect on the matter. One of the main questions going through my mind was: “how have other people viewed me for my whole life?” But I realize that other people’s opinions must not have been too big of an issue if I was able to live almost normally without finding out until college.

I’m also certainly not ashamed to be autistic. It may have made it more difficult to socialize, upkeep conversations or interactions, maintain friendships, make social decisions, and express interest in many topics throughout my life.. However, I’m glad that I’ve been able to see that these issues have been occurring and to understand how they’ve contributed to much of my regular self-frustration. This insight, along with finally knowing the source of many of my frustrations, will help me overcome various obstacles in the future.

Having this much self-realization in such a short amount of time also made me think about some relatively tough decisions. I began to wonder if I was truly enjoying college. If not, I wondered if I should just live with my parents and teach myself about my favorite subjects at home rather than continuing to attend Northwestern. I also wondered whether I should give up my love for social media based upon what others think of me. And, in the end, I came to the conclusion that both of these decisions would have been too drastic; Northwestern is a great college to receive an education, and I will never let opinions bring me down that low—to the point that I withdraw from society.

It’s been a strange couple of weeks, but I believe that knowing this about myself will help me work through challenges in my life and help me become a better person. I really try to only be kind to others; I’m sorry if I’ve come off differently to anybody, in any way. I don’t see Autism as anything “wrong” with me, and I’m happy to live in a society where autistic people can achieve greatness, along with everyone else. I’m looking forward to living my true self and my continual quest for self-knowledge.

PS: These photos are from a photoshoot I did with my friend Yasmine in the rain! The symbol on my shirt is an autistic pride symbol. The first picture is me jumping, and the second and third are reaction shots after landing. ☺️