"I really wanted to pass it for, like, years and all of a sudden, I passed it!"
For many years, the black community has shunned talks about developmental disabilities and mental illness. When it came to the development disabled, the term "slow" or "little yellow school bus" has frequently been used.
"To all the kids with autism out there, you can do anything you want to."
I wonder if 50 Cent knows how hard it is to have autism and be a teenager. How my brain doesn't always work with me. How I can feel uncomfortable in my body. How frustrating it is to be misunderstood.
It's a frank and heartrending conversation.
"We have to keep it real with him on a daily basis in order to keep him safe."