Be kind was my first T shirt design, and the main ingredient , to born anxious
Ahead of Autism awareness month this April I wanted to give light to why Be Kind was the first T shirt design, and why ,being kind will always be our main ingredient .💙🐝
I feel it’s important , as things grow, it’s really easy to forget why you started them, but not with this, be kind will always be the main ingredient, as it influences everything, Born Anxious is about .
Our first T shirt design was be kind ,because it doesn’t always go without saying in this life, and it translates into all languages , wearing a be kind I have autism t shirt for Oscar had an impact straight away , it’s almost saying don’t judge , I feel personally being kind is contagious, you can influence others, plus added bonus 🌟it costs nothing ,absolutely nothing , and to be honest it’s far easier than being mean anyway .
As a family we have built our own support network over the last five years, and reached out to others , but we have been in situations along the way we’re ,we have experienced people not being kind , either in our company, or towards us ,the outside world isn’t always Autism aware.
In public Autism can present differently, and that’s what people find hard to understand and that makes them uncomfortable , I have been in situations before where, we have returned home as I was made to feel so uncomfortable or overwhelmed by a situation or people’s teactions towards us , the only way to diffuse the situation for Oscar , is to scrap it and try the next day, you need to pick your battles and if he is distressed in an unkind environment I remove him from it , refusing judgment 😶, for Oscars needs not others .
As an Autism parent you do learn to pick your battles for your own eases down safety sometimes , but in the same breath 6 weeks is a long time to stay home in summer, and with a kinder community that we live in, or town,or county, or city ,we want to create and spread a message to make our towns, counties, city’s , and the entire world more aware, not just of Autism but special needs and invisible disabilities and also differences, and that’s our aim , to start a ripple effect of kindness towards the neuro diverse community and monitory groups .
Im also spreading the be kind message through my own actions , born anxious does give the message of awareness to be kind through our products , but also actions, and I’m committed to that, an example if this was I had seen online a lady who’s son was struggling to change from his Pjs at weekends, as he is so sensory his clothes hurt his skin this is a huge barrier for the family , I contacted the lady and offered to drive a t shirt to her, so it was ready for the next morning , In my mind , she would have hope waking on that Saturday morning, rather than the dreaded fear I have had myself ,around clothing and dressing with my own son , it was little effort on my part with hopefully a great start to a weekend for a mum that was exhausted with her situation with clothes for her son , she excepted my offer and I prepared her a T shirt and took it to her , what came next was exactly what I had hoped for , the lady sent a message to thank me and said dressing the next day was very easy and the little boy was hugging his T shirt while wearing it saying ‘it’s born anxious mummy just like me’, he loved the idea it was a t shirt just for him 💙and that’s right there, its what it’s all about , organic super soft clothing that is designed to relieve sensory issues with clothes , carry out be kind message and support children , young people and adults in delivering there message , of be kind 💙
we will continue with our Building of our be kind army 💙