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“Awareness!!” (again)

I’ve written about misguided awareness campaigns before, but I think this one might actually top them all.
Today, I was invited to a Facebook event that encourages people to “post a picture of there hand covering there mouth with the hashtags silentselfie and letsilentwordsbeheard” in order to “show solidarity in the autism community”

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Why we need our allies

My infographic from this post was shared by Unstrange Mind on Facebook, and it led to some debate, so I wanted to explain why I made that infographic, and also explain what I meant by allies.
Why do we need our allies?
Specifically, in Australia, the neurodiversity movement is small, and it consists of very few people.

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Bad Day

Yesterday was a bad day, and the feelings have spilled over into today. I don’t really want to go into all the details because it’s still too raw; it’s still too upsetting.

In an effort to distract myself from all those feelings, I created this infographic.

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I’ve changed my mind

Just over a week ago, I wrote a post highlighting the problems that the autistic community must pay attention to in Australia. Those issues are still important to me, but I’ve changed my mind about what I can contribute as a member of the autistic community.
I’ve often thought of my life as though I’m a juggler.