About TroBleu

advocate, architect, American mother to an artiste émergente and an autiste confirmé. Join me and my son as we explore French Culture differently. Frog & TED: a guide to accessibility and inclusion in the arts.

Frog & Princess at the Opéra Comique

Statues of Manon and Carmen on each side of the grand staircase in Boieldieu lobby at the Opera ComiqueOnce upon a time there was a princess. Like most fairy tale princesses, she was born in a castle to a king and a queen and falls victim to an evil curse. In The Light Princess, a 19th century story by George MacDonald, the spell Continue reading

Proust, Love and Autism

Book Cover Kids Like UsMartin is a kid like my kids. His mother is American, his father French and he is bilingual. Like my kids, Martin loves French food, art, and books. My son will obsessively read the same book over and over Continue reading

Heart & Flour at the Café Joyeux

disabilities employmentBright yellow neon lights in the form of a smiling face emanate from the window of the Paris storefront. A black bicycle vendor cart with the slogan Je suis joyeux  (I am joyous) is parked on rue Saint-Augustin at the entrance to Passage Choiseul. This sets the mood even before one gets Continue reading

Noël at Château de Chambord

visit chambord with autistic sonNews that the President of France would be in the Loire Valley last weekend at the Château de Chambord was cause for celebration. In keeping with french tradition, Emmanuel Macron spent Continue reading

Cité de l’Architecture Turns Ten

autism in museumsIt almost looked like a scene from Atypical, the popular Netflix series about a teenager on the autism spectrum. The Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine museum celebrated its tenth anniversary last weekend with, Continue reading