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  • Do You Hate Me?

    Do you hate me because I have the unique ability to question my surroundings objectively without superstition to cloud my judgement?  Do you hate me because my brain thinks in different patterns than yours?  Do you hate me because my looks are asymmetrical and don’t fit your concept of beauty?

    Do you hate me because I pity the have-nots and those who cannot defend themselves?  Do you hate me because I can decipher between right and wrong without the guidance or fear of some unseen presence?  Do you hate me because I can invent worlds in my head and don’t need expensive trips around the world to go to far off places? read more

  • Behind the Anti-Neurodiversity Articles: An Unholy Alliance of Usual Suspects

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  • 10 Signs I Was Transgender But Didn’t Know It

    Gee didn't know she was transgender for most of her life. Here are the signs she missed.

  • Poetry: Creators of a New World Order

    "Take what is yours, give everything back. Become who you were always destined to be."

Woman sitting down distressed with her hands on her ears, looking down, while five people sit around her in a circle looking at her. One woman has a hand on her back.

Miscommunication and misinterpretation of autistic people happens very early in life.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Or in modern language, “Treat other people as you would like to be treated.”

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Read more “How “The Golden Rule” Harms Autistic People”
Drawing of a Dungeons and Dragons character sheet. Name: Ra Alignment: CG Drawing of "tattooed, pierced Adult me." Character Sheet: Strength 7, Constitution 6, Dexterity 9, Intelligence 16, Wisdom 9, Charisma 17. Skills: Perform (jokes), Craft (art things), Knowledge (crap), handle animal

...Warriors are good at some things, like smashing things with an axe and using all kinds of weapons, and wizards are good at others, like casting spells and knowing a lot about things you may come across. Every class has its own specialties and affinities, and a group needs a diverse set of characters to be able to tackle the challenges ahead. As I playfully filled out character sheets with what I imagined my own stats would be, it made me realize-- “I've been playing the game of life all wrong.”