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As part of Thomas’ journey of self-discovery since his ASD diagnosis – “Discovering Autism” became a way to share the experiences of individuals with autism and those who’s lives have been touched by autism, to promote a better understanding of autism by all. You can see other interviews and more about his experiences at “My … Read more
Newsweek tells a tragic tale of an Autistic child bullied with a gun. Three arrested in the incident. I hope they throw the proverbial book at them. I got off on a bit of tangent on weight and bullying, but it ties back. I swear.
I decided to fight my fears and face the camera. I’m used to being on the other other side observing the world, not participating. The real world is for the pretty, thin people, right? I’ll get to why the long break since my last post shortly, but first, a few videos.
I have been reading quite a bit on human rights and disability both in the media and in philosophy, and I am appalled at the power the label “disability” has alleviated human beings of their agency and their rights. Human rights are defined universally by the UN with specific charters for women and the disabled. I … Read more
A social justice mural was vandalized in less than 24 hours after it was painted on the 12th of this month in Gainesville, Florida. “It was shocking because Gainesville is a very friendly, open, groovy, inclusive town,” Shirley Lasseter, member of the Gainesville/Ocala chapter of Women’s March Florida, told CNN. And the rest of the country thought, … Read more
There’s a rather oddly written article on Broadly. about Aspie women and the workplace. I say oddly for lack of coherent order or argument flow. It appears the intention is to talk of symptoms we women face, but it really is not tied back to one central point because it switches gears between symptoms and an … Read more
With the exception of her lovely fantasy world and her terminal vanity, I identified completely with Anne with an E. I see Vanity Fair is having a fit over the reworking of the story, but I just adore her. Her battle to survive and be accepted feels so much like my normal. Including her understandable PTSD, … Read more
It’s a lot to take in at once. ASD Level 1 was handed to me before I even knew what it even meant. My voc rehab counselor suggested that I figure out if something else was going on besides just anxiety (after work-related error in judgment). Since she mentioned Aspergers specifically I sought out a … Read more