From a Group Discussion About “Dropping the Disorder”

I was thinking about the language we use and what people have been saying about either dropping the "disorder", changing it to something else, or somehow reclaiming/embracing a positive spin on the word.So for me when I read Autism Spectrum Disorder my brain locks onto "disorder" and goes on repeat. If I'm having a good… Continue reading From a Group Discussion About “Dropping the Disorder”

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