Awareness is useless

“We need to raise awareness!!!” scream the campaigners, before going off to create a campaign that excludes the very people that they’re raising awareness about. For an example, have a look at endsteptember. What does all this raising awareness actually accomplish?? What is gained by raising awareness?? Absolutely nothing is what is accomplished. By this time, …

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Think too much

This morning I woke up in my own private version of hell. People were pruning trees outside my place and putting the bits that they trimmed off through a wood chipper. It was loud. And, then while my brain was saying too loud, too loud, too loud, I checked my messages and something that I …

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Something’s wrong

[Content note: ABA, gaslighting] Something happened over the past few days which has just not ended. It should have ended – several times – but it hasn’t. For me, though, for now, though, it’s ended. I’m done with it – but I’m not quite *done* with it. I have words in my head that need …

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I don’t manage my son

Originally published on Respectfully Connected Recently, I read something on a site aimed at providing support to parents of autistic children that made me feel uncomfortable. Like many of these types of sites, it was the typical story of woe and hardship experienced by parents and it was filled with ableist assumptions. But, the thing …

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