Ep.14-On Being Weird with Eleven-Year-Old Heather and her mom, Liz by Sheila Hamilton published on 2019-04-22T20:52:38Z Meet Eleven-year-old Heather, whose quote book carries these bits of wisdom. "Don't judge by the outside. Dig deeper." "I was an easy target. Now I'm not." And "I was bullied when I was younger and I've never been the same since." Eleven-year-old Heather was recently diagnosed as autistic. But, for a long time, kids just called her weird or different. She was bullied and terrorized for much of her elementary school experience. Now, Heather is reclaiming the word "weird" for herself and teaching other kids about what it means to be empathetic, open-hearted and hopeful.