People of Color

Relationship Rubik’s Cube

Because of the intersecting parts of my identity, being Black, AFAB (assigned female at birth), queer, trans, atheist/antitheist, and autistic, I describe myself to be a relationship Rubik’s cube.

Swallowed Whole: Inside an Autistic PTSD Flashback

Asiatu Lawoyin, at age 42, experienced their first PTSD flashback from childhood sexual abuse. Asiatu unpacks the space between the trauma and the flashback through the lens of being Black and autistic.

Writing Intersections: How to Look “Both Ways”

Schereéya Reed interviews three authors and provides tips for writing intersectional identities. “Representation doesn’t just happen. You have to actively choose it. Sometimes you have to demand it.”

Airplanes and the Autistic

Tejas Rao Sankar, a nonspeaking autistic, attempted to board a flight, but his body did not want to cooperate with his mind.

ABA for Creating Masking Black Autistics

Cheyenne Thornton explores the common argument in behaviorism that ABA is appropriate for Black autistics because they need to be able to mask to avoid police violence.

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