It’s that time again! — newsletter time! Attached is Wilderwood’s Summer 2022 newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading about Wilderwood’s new events, new horse, and latest updates.
One thing we’ll mention here: the newsletter is calling for autistic writers, poets, and artists to contribute to this blog. Sadly, we are unable to pay for these submissions. In no way is this a reflection on the talent of our contributors, nor the time it takes for their craft. It is instead a reality that Wilderwood is a nonprofit and we rely on volunteer contributions in order to fulfil our mission. Even the Executive Director, who is putting in about 80 hours+ a week, is not compensated. In fact, the idea for autistic people to contribute to this blog — and at the same time provide a space and place to promote actually autistic voices — came about because the Executive Director is hard pressed to take on one.more.thing.
One day there may be opportunity to appropriately compensate the autistic people and the non-autistic people who so generously contribute to Wilderwood’s success. In the meantime, we do what we do for the love of it, and in the genuine belief that giving of oneself to help others and to help a cause is one of the most rewarding and satisfying things that can be done.
Enjoy the newsletter, and thank you — as always — to everyone for your contributions, love, and support.