Tagged: activism

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This is Only the Beginning

If you can, I’d like you to picture an apple orchard. Nice even rows and columns of trees evenly spaced to make it accessible to whomever is picking the apples off the trees. Behind 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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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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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...

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Remembering My Autistic Self

My advocacy… my activism… Well, it’s kind of been non-existent. It’s been bothering me for a while. I keep talking to a few friends about it. And I know I’m a needed voice, but struggle...