This is a true story about the courage to be oneself, to follow the inner guide despite initial reflections of doubt and fear. Temple Grandin sees the world differently from those around her. Born with autism, she does not fit into the world in a conventional way. She sees beyond the form to what is most helpful, but has difficulty making herself understood. She is interested in using the body only as a communication device, and is non-compromising toward meaningless conversations and purposeless behaviors.
Temple remains true to herself and her feelings. This single-minded focus allows Spirit to use her fully. This empowers her to revolutionize the treatment of cattle in North America, to one that is in harmony with the cow’s natural behavior. Her favorite expression, “A door opened and I went through it,” symbolizes her willingness to trust Spirit, even when it seemed impossible. She goes on to become an inspiration to others with autism, and to be a reminder that God created us perfect, just as we are!