Tag: queerly autistic
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.
“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.
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.
‘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.
Ruminations at a Graveside: Autistic Curiosity on Death and Dying
Because we live in a culture that doesn’t talk about death, I am innately curious. It’s the ultimate unspoken thing -final, unchangeable, ridiculous – that my brain wants to unpack and understand.
‘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.
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.
Thinking Unthinkable Thoughts: The Fear Of Losing My Mum
My mum is and always has been my safe place to fall. And as I get older, I’m becoming more and more aware that some day I won’t have her there.
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?
The Disabled Dog and The Autistic Blogger
He goes through so much and is still the happiest creature. It’s like we were meant to find each other. We both struggle. And we know how to look after each other.