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Social Model of Disability and Christianity

CW: Christians, Religion, Bible verses TW: Child Abuse, Ableism in the Church Disclaimer: I am a Christian. I’m writing this hopefully for other Christians. If you are not a Christian, please do not feel the...

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Preparing for the Future

CW: ABA, Pseudoscience I want to address the autistic community today. Not allies.. Not the parent community. Just the autistic people who believe in autism acceptance.. neurodiversity principles… the social model of disability. I’ve been...

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Self Worth and Appearance 

So the saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And we all have heard over and over how people shouldn’t be defined with the way they look. Today the reality of...

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I Can’t Read Social Cues

This is a follow up from several years ago on “I can’t initiate.” Earlier this afternoon, something inevitable happened. I questioned my current friendships. This happens from time to time. Mainly because, as the title...

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Things I’ve Learned about Gaslighting

Trigger/content warning: childhood abuse, politics, gaslighting (Not about autism!) This week was the US inauguration of the 45th president. Aerial photographs have been used by both “sides” to highlight the attendance. One photo graph from the...

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Wait! Is It Regression?

So I’ve had some external stress that I can’t control recently. I’m weeding it out since it’s not really beneficial to me to stay around so off I go. But because of that, I’ve been...

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Let’s Define Autistic Safe Space

Autistic Safe Space values the experience of veteran autistic activists. Not because they are infallible but because they’ve had way more time to unpack the ableist ideals rampant in our society. They’ve had far more...

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Autistic Activism in the Babywearing World

As many of you know, I haven’t done a lot of activism-y type stuff since leaving ASAN. Well, a couple of months ago a company called Butterfly Kisses Baby Boutique had been approached to design...