“I didn’t say anything [then] because I wanted things to work,” she said.
“I was raised to understand that every month was Black History Month.”
I've been at The National Autistic Society (NAS) for over eight years now and I'm still taken aback when I hear just how difficult it is to get a diagnosis - the days, months and years of pain and distress families have to go through just to understand who they are and to have a chance of getting support.
Fresh Dressed is a fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought over-sized trousers and graffiti-drenched jackets from the street to high fashion's catwalks and Middle America shopping malls.
In so many of the conversations I have with families and individuals, I am struck by what an enormous impact a skilled, enlightened, knowledgeable professional can have. They can be the difference between a life of isolation and one that surpasses all expectations.
Bringing in waiting times for autism assessments would be a huge step forward for the 1 in 100 people on the autism spectrum in the UK. And it is achievable, even in an age of austerity. In fact, it is all the more necessary as the NHS tries to make savings.
At Victoria Park he recognised that not everyone in attendance was a Nas fan and many weren't even born when the album was released. Here he said ''I'm Nas for those that done know me, I'm the one that said hip-hop was dead!
A London weekend festival, Lovebox has been described as "an annual love letter to the Capital" and I couldn't agree more. As usual it took part in Victoria Park, delivering its eclectic mix of musical genres. This year's headliners included Hercules and Love Affair, Nas, Maverick Sabre, Banks, MIA and Bonobo.
Documentary Photographer Rosie Barnes Talks About Her New Book, 'Understanding Stanley - Looking Through Autism'
This is a photobook, made over a period of 14 years, about her eldest son Stanley, now aged 17, who is autistic. Stanley was diagnosed in July 2000. As yet the book is not published, as Rosie needs funding in order to do so.
The documentary itself is a short film which is hard hitting, powerful and emotional. It features celebrities who talk about their own personal experiences of bullying and hate crime as well as the views of Leo Andrade-Martinez who is mother to a grown up son on the autistic spectrum.