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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…

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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 do.

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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…

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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…

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U is for Understanding

by Cat Walker from A is for Autiste. With understanding comes responsibility. Not broken. Not bad. Not wrong. Autistic. Spending my whole life thinking I was broken, bad and wrong have certainly taken a toll. I sought out a formal diagnosis because I was conditioned to believe that people in positions of authority knew better than me.

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