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0 Comment on “We can change the conversation about autism by being part of the conversation” – The Reason I Jump (Film Review)
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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.

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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Autism Awareness vs Autism Acceptance

‘Autism Awareness’ has been created without autistic people, and even though the door is being nudged open to let us in, we’re still stuck at the back of the room whilst the rich powerful neurotypical people hog the stage

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What’s the Key to Autistic and Neurotypical Cooperation? Consent. 

Cooperation between autistic and neurotypical people is important. But we must be vigilant against the attitude that autistic people are obligated to educate.

1 Comment on ‘Are You Autistic?’ – Adventures In Filming for Channel 4
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‘Are You Autistic?’ – Adventures In Filming for Channel 4

A year ago, I had the privilege of joining three other autistic women to film a segment for a Channel 4 documentary.

0 Comment on ‘The Paralympics Paradox’ – how it hurts disabled people
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‘The Paralympics Paradox’ – how it hurts disabled people

In an age where cuts to support are justified by shifting the goalposts of ‘need’ , the Paralympics are held up as an example of what all disabled people ‘could’ achieve with a little bit of spunk and a can-do attitude.

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The Challenge Ahead…

The next week (or so) has been bequeathed from hell to challenge me. 

2 Comments on Liebster Award 2018!
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Liebster Award 2018!

The Liebster Award is designed to encourage connections between bloggers. So let’s get connecting!

0 Comment on The Scapegoating of Neurodivergence
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The Scapegoating of Neurodivergence

Mainstream political concern about mental illness, neurodivergence and the relevant support systems exists only as a cover for calling out white male violence. 

2 Comments on Autistic Women and The Courageous Act Of Being Not Okay
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Autistic Women and The Courageous Act Of Being Not Okay

As women, we are taught that we must shoulder the emotional burden of being okay. As autistic women, the burden of okayness becomes even heavier. We are always okay. Except when we aren’t.