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Shiny and Cool?

Guest post by Seren Guinness [CN: gender bashing; ableist language; mention of Orlando shooting] So today I got banned from Facebook for violating community standards.  My crime? Reporting, commenting on and asking others to report a meme posted by the page ‘Shiny and cool and many more pleasing adjectives describing our memes etc’ which states …

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Z is for Zig Zag

by Michelle Sutton from Michelle Sutton Writes Z is for Zig Zag Getting to know yourself is not a straight forward process. I don’t think any of us expect it to be. So, it’s a little surprising to notice that people often want to know the “simplest way to know” if their child is Autistic, …

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Y is for Youth

by Jennifer “Grimalkin” Partin from Felis Autisticus Y is for Youth I’m young as shit. I’ll be just 21 in a week. Young. As. Shit. Sometimes— most of the time— this hinders me. I don’t have a lot of the life experience or the fancy degrees or even the general not-living-with-parents autonomy that older activists …

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W is for Why time is a rubber band

by Anna Savva Smirnov from vodkadietcokes Why time is a rubber band: on autistic perception of time as difference without deficit This is a non-definitive short essay on autistic temporality. I became interested in the question of ‘autistic time’ a few months before my formal diagnostic assessment. Perhaps typically for an undiagnosed adult questioning whether they …

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