Thoughts on Cluster B Stigma from an Abuse Survivor

We've got to talk, y'all. There's a real problem in our society when it comes to Cluster B diagnoses but before I dig deeper into that, what is Cluster B? Cluster B is a broad term that encompasses several diagnoses. Most commonly known (and misunderstood) are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD),… Continue reading Thoughts on Cluster B Stigma from an Abuse Survivor

Problematic Representation is Still Problematic, Even When You Cast Autistic Actors in the Problematic Roles

Ok, so Backstage has a listing right now for a casting call for neurodivergent talent. Great, right? That's exactly what we want is more accurate representation! This should be a good thing, right? Screenshot of backstage.com Company Last Resort Productions Gabby Harrison, writer-dir. Production Description Casting "Radio Static," for two actors for a virtual reading… Continue reading Problematic Representation is Still Problematic, Even When You Cast Autistic Actors in the Problematic Roles

Open Letter to Movie Theaters Screening the Film ‘Music’

To whom it may concern: Your theater is set to premiere or is currently showing the movie Music, written and directed by Sia Furler. In this film the title character is an Autistic young woman who is non-speaking, which would have been a great opportunity for the Autistic Community to get some accurate representation in… Continue reading Open Letter to Movie Theaters Screening the Film ‘Music’