Now I don't mean let's stop acknowledging that Autistic people exist, so don't blow up my inbox because you misunderstand me. I mean stop diagnosing us. Hear me out.
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