Olivia Tocci

@oliviatocci | contributor
I am a wife, mother, writer, and follower of Jesus. I’m an autism advocate, healthy living passionate, LGBTQ+ affirming, and I believe that Black Lives Matter. I live with my husband and two children in Nashua, NH. My son is autistic and ADHD which makes life charismatic and super fun! Although it has had its challenges, it’s a journey that I’m grateful for.
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Olivia Tocci
@oliviatocci

stephenb1 (@stephenbrown1) Thank you so much for the encouragement and taking the time to read my article! I am so happy to hear that you have embraced and found peace with your own struggles. What a beautiful testimony! My hope and prayer for myself is that I can continue embracing my own so that I can love and accept myself and then others better—much like you said ❤️

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Olivia Tocci
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Nick Hentschel (@nickhentschel) Also though—just be careful in conversations like this that you aren’t invalidating the victims experiences. I see your point, but the reality is that either way there was SOMEONE behind all those comments whether or not the account was fake.

And I’m actually not sure what’s worse... a parent who is ignorant and selfish enough to not realize how inappropriate that all is... or a person who maybe doesn’t actually think any of it, but is putting it out there for the sole purpose to hurt someone.

Words can hurt no matter what the intention of them was.

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Mother and child silhouette walking in a field at sunset.
Olivia Tocci
@oliviatocci

Nick Hentschel (@nickhentschel) Interesting! This was for sure a real person, unfortunately.

And I have to disagree—it sounded exactly like many parents I have come into contact before. Selfish and mean spirited.

That’s life. People aren’t always nice!

But thanks for the reminder to check that out it other circumstances! People are so crazy!!!! lol