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1 Comment on Thinking Of Us All – Disability Day of Mourning
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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.

0 Comment on Johnny Partridge’s Stripped: Inspiring Me To #TakeTheMaskOff
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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.

0 Comment on I Would Have Taken A Cure – Which Is Why We Must Stop Looking For One
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I Would Have Taken A Cure – Which Is Why We Must Stop Looking For One

I shudder at the thought of it being an option to other vulnerable young autistic people, never giving them the chance they deserve to come through it and learn a sense of pride in who they are. 

0 Comment on Autism Awareness vs Autism Acceptance
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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

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

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. 

0 Comment on Imposter Syndrome: Am I Autistic Enough?
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Imposter Syndrome: Am I Autistic Enough?

I feel like an imposter in my own neurotype. And, in a room full of people I know I belong with, I find myself thinking: but what if I don’t?

1 Comment on Forced Socialisation (and the toilet-door graffiti that saved me from it)
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Forced Socialisation (and the toilet-door graffiti that saved me from it)

But why, oh why, was I locked in a toilet doing my ‘calming down’ checklist in the middle of the afternoon? Two words: forced socialisation.