People of Color

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.

Explosion of Emotion

Ryan Lee confronts the myth that autistic people are stoic and lack emotional depth. He discusses the pain of losing connections and relationships.

Bridging Communication: Conversations with Neurodivergent People

Since he’s been home, Matthew Rushin has been learning a lot about autistic culture and seeing how many people are out there who are so similar to him. Here, he explores bridging communication gaps between autistic people and non-autistic people.

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.

Book Review: Kiss and Repeat

Cheyenne Thornton reviews Kiss and Repeat, a YA novel with a neurodivergent protagonist with Tourette’s. Read how Cheyenne felt about this debut novel by autistic author Heather Truett.

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