A graduate of Concordia University's Creative Writing program, Julie was a Staff Writer at YMC.ca for five years and later became a Featured Contributor at HuffPost.
Since 2012, she has worked as a freelance writer—with a focus on wellness and parenting. Her writing has been published in the Washington Post, HuffPost, Globe and Mail, Healthline, Parents, The Mighty, Chatelaine, Today's Parent, and more. A selection of published work can be found below.
Julie has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including CTV, BBC Radio, Sirius XM, CBC Radio, and HuffPost Live.
While the term suggests an advantage, being exceptionally bright, for some, can feel like a burden. Here’s how to handle gifted kids with care.
As We See It is a compassionate and often hilarious take on the spectrum that manages to eschew most of the usual cliches and tropes.
I have a confession: I have never understood fashion or beauty. I've observed the rituals of other women as one observes an alien species. For decades, I tried to mimic how these creatures dressed and wore their hair, but it often felt unnatural and deeply uncomfortable to me.
When I was under the influence, everything was easier. But then a diagnosis made me question my relationship to alcohol.
“Autism is a part of you,” I explained. “It’s not something you outgrow, honey. But as you get older, some things about it will change and become easier.”
As a society, we claim to value difference. In reality, we value conformity so much more. The message he hears every day is that you have to change in order to be accepted.
I waited almost 45 years to hear the three words that changed everything. Not “I love you,” but “You are autistic.”
At exactly 1:34 p.m., my heart stops. It’s a Friday. The voice on the phone has just spoken words no mother wants to hear: “Mrs. Green, your son is missing.”
I want my son to know that food is so much more than our bodies’ fuel — it’s ritual and passion, celebration and connection. It’s how we say “I love you” without saying a word.
My epic freakout wasn't my finest parenting hour, but it taught everyone in my family how to better handle mistakes. Here's what I learned.
My relationship with migraines is a long and unhappy one. They showed up around puberty and have stuck by me ever since. No one knows definitively what causes the mother of all headaches, and there is no cure. As they do with many sufferers, migraines have negatively affected every aspect of my life and cost me dearly.
As many as 15 percent of school-aged kids are estimated to have sensory processing disorder. Read more about it.