Autistic kids and adults, especially autistic people of color, are victims of state-sanctioned police brutality. Florida’s Baker Act law is written in a way that empowers police to remove autonomy and freedom for displaying normal autistic traits.
Resident diva and listmaker extraordinaire Patrick Magpie, unsure in all of his inherent awkwardness, asked some friends about how to approach a crush.
I’m back from hiatus! I have exciting things in the works, including a new blog called Escapades of an Autistic Diva. I might even teach you how to still get someone to like you after standing them up ten times. I’m helpful like that. In the meantime, check out the latest edition of 50 Things […]
Few things cause more feverish reactions in the autism community than talk of a cure. While the majority of autistic people hate the C word, some cling to the idea of a cure as if it’s their only hope. Meanwhile, parents of autistic children are often the most vocal about finding a cure for autism. […]
I sometimes forget how many allies, advocates, and friends we have when I have to confront hate on a daily basis. Hate has become an epidemic in our society. There are entire groups devoted to vilifying autistic people. There are groups who waste massive amounts of energy mocking us and dehumanizing us. There is a […]
I would like to thank my friends at the Aspergian for helping me compose this list! They’re the best! Autism is hard. It can be tiring, terrifying, infuriating, painful, and overwhelming—all at the same time. Yet, in so many ways Autism defines me, and I’m proud of who I am. Here are ten things to […]
I went on my first date when I was about twenty. I know. I’m too cute to be such a late bloomer. I’m autistic. I also have anxiety, selective mutism, PTSD, and ADHD. I thought my first date would be a disaster, and it did not disappoint. He was a few years older than me […]
Editor’s note: this article contains mentions of domestic abuse and alcoholism. Please read at your own discretion. Every time I cry or even laugh, people act surprised. As if they’re surprised I have feelings. I’m perhaps even more surprised because I am a whirlwind of emotion, yet most seem oblivious. Maybe it’s not that surprising. […]
This list is based on social conventions I had no hand in. If I had that kind of power, divas would rule Earth and the unfashionable would be living in a bubble in space. 1. Mooing at a funeral 2. Wearing prison orange to your best friend’s wedding 3. Spending your bar mitzvah money on […]
Comic relief from whatever all this is. The first of a weekly installment of 50 Things with Patrick Magpie. Leave me your suggestion for next week’s list.