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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 “Apology Not Accepted” – The Shadow of Section 28
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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.

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 Ruminations at a Graveside: Autistic Curiosity on Death and Dying
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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.

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.

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.

1 Comment on Thinking Unthinkable Thoughts: The Fear Of Losing My Mum
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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. 

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?

2 Comments on The Disabled Dog and The Autistic Blogger
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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.