Rayla D. Mattson

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Rayla D. Mattson (name, not pronouns) is a single parent who lives in Bloomfield, CT with their three children. Rayla is a religious professional and an avid writer. In Rayla's free time, Rayla enjoys cooking, baking, board and card games and anything that makes Rayla laugh.

From Rayla D. Mattson

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“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” —Elaine Hall, educator and parenting coach My three-year-old is almost completely nonverbal. Every day when she gets off the bus, I ask her the same question: I ask her how her day...

Reflection | By Rayla D. Mattson | November 22, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Children, Direct Experience, Disability, Joy, Mothers, Multiculturalism, Parents

The summer of 2016 began as an exciting one for me: I was finally going to a beloved Unitarian Universalist conference and retreat center. I’d heard many wonderful stories about it, and I couldn’t wait to bring my three children with me. On the drive there, I felt excited about spending a full...

Homily | By Rayla D. Mattson | October 15, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Community, Direct Experience, Multiculturalism, Pain, Personal Stories, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism

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