Emmanuel

A Letter of Support

A letter of support to neurodiverse people inspiring all of us to radical self-care as a form of activism.

The Performance of April and Autism Awareness Month

April is essentially a cash grab. April is a soapbox for well-meaning organizations and corporations to bank on us. We’re the inspiration porn, the example to strive for, the burden to be eased that’s big money to them.

Underemployment > Unemployment

Emmanuel Abua remarks on the growing number of businesses hiring autistic people. He makes the case that this is not the victory we need.

Imposter Syndrome: Life Behind a Mask

Emmanuel Abua discusses the disabling insecurity of the imposter syndrome all autistics feel when forced to mask and the healing power of solidarity of shared experiences among other autistics.

Expanding my comfort zone

I realize that there’s a lot going on right now that doesn’t fit anywhere in my comfort zone. It has made me outrageously uncomfortable. Through

The Enormity of Being Black and Autistic: On self-hate and social media

Self-hate is a tricky thing to talk about for me. When I look back and realize how long I have sat with that resentment towards myself, it’s a wonder that I have held it together as long as I have. I am continuously appreciative of the autistic community and their continued support. Without it, I don’t think I would have made it this far.

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