Bad Words

This is me at work in 2019 in my official capacity at the Colorado Department of Education where I was employed as a Dispute Resolution and Policy Specialist and a Senior Consultant. My primary responsibility for 5 years was to investigate formal state complaints brought on behalf of children who are entitled to special education services under the federal IDEA regulations. You can still read many of my written decisions on the state’s website. Currently, I work as an educational interpreter most days and a community activist focused on building up the skills of our school industry that serves children.

Badass (4t1t3s). I looked it up. There are a plethora of definitions when I search the word on Google. Personally, I prefer the definition provided by Urban Dictionary, which is “someone who becomes mentally stronger despite having lived through adversity.”

Nailed it.

This word has been coming up for me a lot. After a fair amount of consideration I have to say I’m a fan. Please consider my use of it to fall under this definition.

I’m not ashamed to use it. Forgive me if you’re offended. It is what it is.

With all 1c 3m3s1c2s5s and in 1m3s ✌🏼 always.

Lisa A. Weiss, J.D.

Solid Ground Denver

Published by stuckinmybra

First and foremost, I am a mother, but I am also an education lawyer and policy specialist, an advocate, and an activist. I've been told by my closest friends that I am a fighter. My practice area is disabilities and education, which is where I have been practicing since 1999, before I had my own kids who are now teenagers and are all educationally identified as twice exceptional. I write about what is on my mind, which feels like a messy file system of old and constantly new information. I think about my kids and the people they are and how to help them become who they want to be in this world. I write about issues that affect deaf people because one of my kids is deaf. I write about giftedness, autism, trauma, inclusion, mental health and chronic illness because those are all things that affect my family. I write about my own life and the people in it. I hope what I write touches peoples hearts and opens people’s minds because I think people in our world need to have more understanding and compassion. I'm here to tell the straight up truth.

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