Author: QueerlyAutistic

Erin Ekins is a queer autistic writer, speaker and attempter of activism. She has an interest in all areas of autistic social justice, but has a particular passion for improving understanding and acceptance of the intersection of autism and queerness. She runs the blog queerlyautistic.com and is the author of the upcoming book 'Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum'. By day, she works in campaigning and influencing at a disability related charity, but, by night, she is inhabits a busy space between angry internet person and overly-excited fangirl.
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“We can change the conversation about autism by being part of the conversation” – The Reason I Jump (Film Review)

This film isn’t about changing autistic people to better fit into the world. It’s about demanding that the world change to fully appreciate and celebrate the wide variety of neurodivergent minds that exist within it.

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Queer Rep In The Time of COVID – why a socially distanced Ballum wedding is not a step backwards

The fact that Ben and Callum’s wedding is so tightly connected with other stories and characters is actually a sign that EastEnders has taken several important steps forward.

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Queerly Autistic: My Book Is Out Today!

After more than two years of writing, wrangling and occasionally weeping, my book, Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum, is out today!

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Queerly Autistic Resources

An up-to-date list of resources on different topics for LGBTQIA+ autistic people, as featured in my book.

0 Comment on Autism tragedy and a ‘cure’ for deafness: EastEnders has failed the Deaf and disabled community
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Autism tragedy and a ‘cure’ for deafness: EastEnders has failed the Deaf and disabled community

We’re not just concerned about disappointing story arcs – we’re talking about real, visceral impact on real people, people who are already devastatingly underrepresented on television and in life.

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Thinking Of Us All – Disability Day of Mourning

Society does not treat disabled people with the compassion, respect or listening ear with which it treats our abusers.

1 Comment on #DoctorsAreDickheads isn’t attacking the NHS – it’s giving it an opportunity
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#DoctorsAreDickheads isn’t attacking the NHS – it’s giving it an opportunity

These hashtags should not be seen as harmful to the NHS. Instead, they should be seen as an opportunity to listen to patients, listen to disability activists, and instigate reform that could change the NHS for the better.

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Johnny Partridge’s Stripped: Inspiring Me To #TakeTheMaskOff

After the dim spiral I had been on in the previous months, which I now recognise as a mixture of depression, and anxiety, and the last sputterings of autistic burnout, this show was exactly what I needed to see.

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“Apology Not Accepted” – The Shadow of Section 28

We are expected to accept their apologies with grace and forgiveness, as if the damage can be  swept away with the benevolence of our queer absolution.

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The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer Is Out – and I have some feelings

The trailer for the Queen biopic is out . So are the criticisms. And I have a few things I would like to say.