Representation matters! We can’t keep up with all the wonderful responses pouring in for Leave it to Geege following its move to Thursdays on Lifetime’s site, app, and video on demand. Here are just a few of the heartfelt comments from the neurodiverse community and their allies:
Tal Anderson from Atypical on Netflix told us:
I love that this show exists, because it shows the viewpoints from autistic people who are rarely portrayed in media. So, the more stories we see of any kind that show a diverse disabled perspective, the closer it brings us to acceptance, not just awareness.
Tal was also kind enough to post this beautiful message of support:
Frances, a mom like Geege, said:
Destin is 3 years old. We live in Brooklyn. He is affectionate, loves music, and speaks when reading. I am teaching him to use his words to make demands/requests and socially (I am a former special educator). He is overall delicious. Sometimes we call him Sir Yum Yum. LOL. Thank you for sharing your family with the world. I hope it changes people’s perceptions of ASD while giving other family’s strength.
Erin Libby was charmed by the show’s joy:
Okay, seriously woman, I was laughing so hard and talking to the TV. I’m like, so happy you talked about your men open so much! Because, same. And can I say how effing rad it is that you talked to the education students, too! There’s studying all sorts of theory and intervention and then there is living it. And every kid / family is so unique. Oh, this show is so wonderful Geege. Your point about autistic kids making progress their whole lives was 100% And I think families need to be reminded of that. Anyway, thank you for sharing your life and being so transparent, authentic and badass.
Teri has a son Pootie’s age and said:
Thank you for your story. I’m a mom of an 18 year old ASD son and loving it. Fortunate he is well. Just watched second episode will pass word on to others.
Leasa bought the whole season the moment it came out:
Wow just amazing!!! I loved the episode when you took Pootie shopping. It was so true to my life years back. Pootie is a very fortunate young man. I love how it’s real autism but it’s lighthearted and funny… no other way to be… find the joy Watching Pootie has always given me the happies like you would not believe!! I bought the entire season as soon as it came out in January!! Now I get to see Pootie, you, and your family and friends all the time.
Pootie is beloved internationally, too:
I’ve been watching your show in Canada. And I want to thank you for showing autism. I have an eight year old nephew who reminds me of Pootie. I cried when I watched your first show. You are an inspiration. Pootie is amazing.
Dey let Geege know that it has helped her understand the community more:
I was instantly intrigued by the introduction because my cousin’s son had an autistic teammate on his basketball team. That moment was my chance to learn more about autism from someone’s real life experiences and not just Google. Been logged in since, and hate I didn’t know about the show until recently!
Another mom told us about her own beautiful nonverbal child:
I love watching y’all’s videos. I have a daughter that has autism and she is nonverbal as well. And she loves to play in water and she also puts things in her mouth that she is not supposed to and now we are working on potty training.
A proud dad tells us:
I wanted to say I love your show. I have a son who has autism. He is 3 years old and I appreciate how you’re an amazing parent. You said it best. Acceptance is the key to happiness. I was struggling a little bit accepting that my son has autism. But watching your show made me excited and eager about his future and more optimistic. Thank you so much for guiding me on this journey.
I cried watching the sneak previews for the rest of the season I just once again want to thank you for shining a positive light on all of these great people.
Join the lovefest by watching new episodes of Leave it to Geege Thursdays on Lifetime’s site, app, and video on demand.