[ TW: abuse, suicide, murder, death] In spirit of the #TakeTheMaskOff campaign, I wrote a speech about the actual autistic crisis and our #1 cause of early death: suicide. This speech illustrates what’s under Autism Speaks mask, the autistic death toll. Autism Speaks used tragedy marketing, created a cult-like following, misinformed the world about autistics […]
I’m a stimmer. I stim to calm and to self-regulate. It is (and always has been) necessary for my mental health well-being. One of my favourite-ist ways to calm myself as a child was to twirl … Source: #TakeOffTheMask: Stimming | Inside The Rainbow
Even by the extreme standards of dystopian fiction, the premise of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 can seem a little absurd. Firemen whose job is to set fires? A society that bans all books? Source: An Asbestos-Bound, Fireproof Edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (1953) | Open Culture
Heaven knows I’m past the age of redemption And hell knows I’m far too young To place a reservation Strapped to eclectic chairs of electric insanity Watching people torment and torture Revoke and revolt at the issues they allowed To boil over and burn them in their indecency If you hate the president your country […]
Katherine Erebus 2 mins · I was taking part in a sad discussion about martyr parents in another Autism forum. Many of the people I was speaking with expressed their frustration about T-shirts that glorify Neurotypical people who care for Autsitics, while at the same time infantilising us, making Autism seem like a childhood condition. […]
Hello there again, it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday post! And this week, it’s all about the favourites you’d like to revisit, be that books, TV, film, etc. So, let’s ge… Source: T5W: Favorites You’d Like to Revisit – My Dreams Of Reading And Writing!
I’m pretty sure that I mentioned to you that Bonaparte and I were headed to Manhattan for an overnight stay. My daughter, Oona and her boyfriend, Sam were spending the weekend in The Big Apple bec… Source: A Weekend in NYC—And A Big Surprise! Part One | Atypical 60