(And We Want Acceptance, Anyway) Apparently this "game" is making the rounds again. I've seen it circulated as "awareness" for a handful of unrelated causes over the years, and this year it's for "Autism Awareness" again, so I find myself explaining how this does absolutely zero to help Autistics and our families. Again. Here's a… Continue reading This is NOT Awareness!
"Fuck u and ur group" "Straight up all u weird ass people and shit" "Your mama dropped ur drums Bitch ass in the head hoe" "Fuck u mute me delete me ur trash and so are all those weird fucking trump supporting ass bitches" "Ur Mama is a bitch and so is ur daddy" "How"… Continue reading The “Joys” of Autistic Advocacy pt. 3
You know how sometimes when a computer has too many things running it will sort of slow down and when you open something or switch tasks, it just takes longer to load? Or your bandwidth drops a bit and your video is stuck buffering? That's sort of what it's like when I start going into… Continue reading Communication and Sensory Overload
The following is a video made by "The Classy Aspie" concerning her viewpoint on Sia's new movie and the controversy surrounding it, and a transcript provided by an anonymous user. Responses/corrections have been inserted between spacers, typed in italics. Capture of a YouTube video by user RitaThePearl (aka The Classy Aspie, a Facebook page which… Continue reading We See You Sia
Again? Yes again. And again and again until it stops happening. A collection of stock photos found using the search term "disabled" "These people are active and successful, what's your excuse?"- Generic Inspiration Porn According to Wikipedia, "inspiration porn is the portrayal of people with disabilities as inspirational solely or in part on the basis… Continue reading Let’s Talk Inspiration Porn
Screenshot of a tweet from user MomInTheFog Customer: Please draw me this thing, I'd love to buy a print! Me: Sounds great! I'll get started.PDA brain: Fuck you bitch I draw what I want!!
I understand. I do. You doctors are under a lot of pressure these days about your opioid prescriptions. It’s been all over the headlines lately. I also understand that in the emergency department you see a large proportion of people coming in for a quick fix and a scrip for 24 5/500 to take home. I… Continue reading To the Emergency Room Doctor Who Dismissed Me As A Drug User
One of the things a person has to deal with when we publicly advocate is an influx of unsolicited private messages. Here is a shot of my inbox this morning. I haven't even had COFFEE yet! [Screenshot of an unsolicited private message that reads: "I hope that you and yours are safe and well in… Continue reading The “Joys” of Public Advocacy Work
I feel like I'm always counting steps. I spend each day in a constant analysis of how far away things are and how much energy it's going to take to get there. Sometimes even just planning what's going to happen between point A and point B is so tiring that I'll need a break before… Continue reading When a Few Hours Up Turns Into a Few Days Down