I heard the term neuroqueer for the first time during one of my internet deep dives. You know the ones: you have a seemingly-simple inquiry that you decide to look into and then BAM It’s 4 am and you’ve successfully … Read more “An Introduction to Neuroqueer Theory”
Sometimes, I feel like a unicorn, and it’s never in the fun way.
As an adult female autistic who runs a podcast and media outlet, I am what … Read more “Finding Adult Autistic Women in the Media: A Unicorn Hunt”
Now I personally am pretty new to the political side of autistic advocacy, so it surprised me when I felt so strongly about a certain debate. That is, the question of person-first versus identity first language.
This debate normally takes … Read more “Person with autism or autistic person? My problem with “person-first language” for autism”
Today is Autistic Pride Day. It is a day to celebrate and embrace who you are as an autistic person and to be yourself without someone making sure you are acting neurotypical enough to pass as normal. For today, … Read more “What Autistic Pride Means to Me”
Growing up, I was acutely aware that I did not belong. The proverbial elephant in the room, my identity was carved out of all the things I definitely was not.
I was no one in any books or movies I … Read more “Why I Choose Autistic Pride”
As you may know, June 18 is Autistic Pride Day. It’s one day full of celebration and acceptance within the autistic community as we rejoice in being proud of who we are.
There are festivities online and in-person. Autistic people … Read more “10 Reasons We Need Autistic Pride”
My first memory was holding the hand of my Grandmother Catherine at a train station in Chicago. The warmth of her hand stood in contrast with the chilly, rainy day. I remember the crunch of the rocks under my shoes … Read more “The Accidental Autistic”
Everyone knows that autism is a spectrum. People bring it up all the time.
“My son is on the severe end of the autism spectrum.”
“We’re all a little autistic– it’s a spectrum.”
“I’m not autistic but I’m definitely ‘on … Read more ““It’s a Spectrum” Doesn’t Mean What You Think”