Neurodiversity

Y is for You

If you’re reading this, then this post is for you. If you are neurotypical, This post is for you because neurodiversity means all brains. I know we spend a lot of time writing about neurotypical people and it may seem like we hate you, but we don’t. We hate the oppression that we experience from neurotypical people …

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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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X is for X

Wait… what? What is X? X marks the spot.Solve for X. X is the unknown. X feels impossible to define or narrow down. I know what I want. I know I want equality. I know that I want Autistic children to grow up feeling a sense of pride in their identity and being free from …

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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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V is for Vigilance

by The Caffeinated Autistic V is for Vigilance There are many things that being autistic have provided me. Attention to the small details, seeing the world in a different light, experiencing the world in new ways, problem solving and having the neurotypical people in my life completely confounded as to how in the world I came up …

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