Eileen Lamb speaks in a way that is near impossible to imitate. Her syllables come out rounded and quiet, with guttural French Rs and a Southern lilt that makes each sentence undulate. It’s like Paris and Austin are competing for space in her dialect.
A native of France, Lamb first arrived in Texas at 21, working as an au pair. Less than a decade later, she was married with two children and a tudor house in South Austin. Since then, she’s hardly left. “I don’t travel much because of my son,” she tells me in a hotel room in Midtown Manhattan, tugging apprehensively at the ends of her sleeves. This is her first time traveling alone in more than six years.
Charlie, the oldest of Lamb’s two sons, has nonverbal autism — a form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that prevents him from speaking.
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You can find more of Eileen’s writing on Thought Catalog. A few excerpts:
I hope you find the people who will never make you feel like your love is too much, and the people who make you a priority even when it’s not convenient.
Those who don’t get rejected as much as you do may not have hurt as deeply, but they have to live with that dull pain of a lifetime of what-ifs.
Eileen’s podcasts and webinars
Here you can find Eileen’s webinar about autism.
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