Yesterday, I was protesting a very anti-Autistic post, and was accosted by a #MartyrParent™ telling me I can’t speak for all Autistics, and that I should shut my yap! 🤔 Nope ! 👹 I DO speak for us, and I will continue to do so! 🤘🏻😎🎸
When I speak against harmful fake “cures”, I gladly speak for all Autistics. 💚 None of us wish to be harmed:
When I speak against abusive “therapies”, I gladly speak for all Autistics. 💚 None of us desire PTSD symptoms:
When I speak against stigmatization, myths, and other misgivings, I gladly speak for all Autistics. 💚 None of us wish to be misunderstood:
And, when I speak in support of Autistics whom can’t speak up themselves, I gladly speak for all Autistics… None of us want inaccurate representation, and only Autistics know what being Autistic is like, so naturally we are the best choice for the job!
In fact, I often see thanks from fellow Auties, for doing the work they didn’t have spoons for:
The #AutisticSelfAdvocacyMovement is taking over. ✊🏻 May as well embrace the inevitable!
I am a #ProudAutisticAdvocate, Because present and future generations of Autistics will have better lives than we had, because of us! More understanding! More equity! More #AutismAcceptance and #AutismAppreciation, even! 😊
I am #ProudlyAutistic, Because (among other reasons), the Autistic brain type [neurotype] itself is NOT a burden nor a tragedy, and is intrinsic to our core identity and personhood, and part of our every lived experience.*
( *Autistics don’t actually suffer from autism [No, hear me out!] — We only suffer from: Co-occurring conditions, Mutual communication differences, and Ableism! [YES it’s a disability… Primarily a social one, placed upon us by ableist societal constructs and rampant misinfo, stigma, and abuse.] )
When it comes to autism advocacy, Autistics just do it better! 👍🏻
#AskingAutistics: Feel free to drop a link to your advocacy in the comments! ❤❤❤ We will not be silenced!
In order to be free of our misunderstood predicament as a massively marginalized, silenced, and abused disabled community, we must and WILL speak out!
#ActuallyAutistic #PeopleNotPuzzles #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs #Ableism #SmashAbleism #AutismMom #AutismDad #AutismParent #AutismParenting #MartyrParents #Autism #Autistickind #AutisticSelfAdvocates #HumanRights #HumanRightsMovement #AutisticRightsAreHumanRights
– Divergent News & Notes –
- Podcast | Wake. Bake. Caffeinate. Ep. 2: Why Does The “Autism Market” Exclude Autistics?
- PODCAST: WAKE. BAKE. CAFFEINATE. EP. 1 | TOWN & COUNTRY’S AUTISM’S ANGELS
- DECONSTRUCTION OF AUTISM SPEAKS | TOWN & COUNTRY: AUTISM’S ANGELS | PT. 2
- Deconstruction of Autism Speaks | Town & Country: Autism’s Angels pt. 1
- Deconstruction | Autism Speaks & GRASP to Exchange “Articles of Understanding”