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I is for Institutionalisation (Part One)

by Mitchell Wilson from Musings of a Wandering Autistic. Part One: The Rise of the Institution. [TW: Institutionalisation, Ableism, Eugenics] On the afternoon of December 31, 1959, journalist and historian Pierre Berton unexpectedly arrived at the Ontario Hospital School in Orillia, Ontario. He was accompanying a friend who was dropping his son off…

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H is for Humour

Originally, I had planned to cover some of the history of the neurodiversity movement for H, but given that tomorrow’s post will include some history and we are still very much writing our history, I thought I should address another topic: Humour. Many bloggers use humour. We create satirical posts/sites…

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G is for Gender

by Seren Guinness. G for Gender [CN: Ableist slurs] “The word gender has been used since the 14th century as a grammatical term, referring to classes of noun designated as masculine, feminine, or neuter in some languages. The sense ‘the state of being man or woman’ has also been used since the 14th century…

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F is for Freedom

by Sparrow Rose Jones from Unstrange Mind. F is for Freedom. Freedom has been my life’s rallying cry. I have endured much in seeking it and many times over I have surrendered all my possessions in order to regain it. I am apprehensive of marriage, children, 30-year mortgages

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E is for Erasure

by Neurodivergent K from Radical Neurodivergence Speaking. E is for Erasure. That’s what it sounds like. When your words, your work, your existence are erased from the conversation, from the dialog. From history. From the present. We have an erasure problem. First there’s the erasure of Autistic voices.

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D is for Defiance

by Klynne Keyes from Autistic Musings about Stuff and Things. Defiance. I was “that child”. My behavior was called defiant, obstinate, naughty, contrary, difficult, spirited, lazy, overly emotional, giving attitude and unaffectionate. There was a whole shelf of books on my Mom’s bookshelf dedicated to my “defiant behaviors”…

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