Culture & Identity

Open Letter to Young Autistics from a Nonspeaker

Trevor Byrd is a NeuroClastic audience favorite and nonspeaking teen advocate. He pens a letter to young autistics to let them know they’re not alone.

A Letter to Black and Indigenous Autistic Teens

Wolfheart Sanchez is Black and Native American, and he writes a letter to Autistic teens about how the lack of representation is harmful, but they can build the community they need to feel less alone.

How Filmmaking Helped Me Process The Pandemic And Autistic Masking

Martrese Wilson felt his anxiety go down when the pandemic started. After losing his job, he made this award-winning documentary short called Normalcy.

A Letter to Autistic Teens: Know What You Deserve

Jude Olubodun pens a powerful letter to autistic teens validating that they deserve respect, boundaries, bodily autonomy, and love in a society that is inherently harmful for those who are different.

From pseudo-philosophical psychiatrists to openly Autistic culture

The cultural bias that is baked into the pathologising framing of the diagnostic process compounds the trauma and perpetuates internalised ableism. We urgently need to educate healthcare professionals and the wider public about the neurodiversity paradigm, the neurodiversity movement, and Autistic culture.

How to Deal with Workplace Bullying

David Chin is an autistic elder who has experienced bullying in multiple contexts over the span of decades. His experience taught him how to advocate effectively against workplace bullying.

An Open Letter to South Asian Autistics

Iqra reassures South Asian Autistics that their autistic ways of being are not misbehavior or a contradiction to the colorful and vibrant culture, that their sensory needs are valid, and that misinformation about autism is not a reflection on them.

I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

Mo has had a lifetime of experiences that are unique and familiar to autistic people, and now she is committed to healing, accepting her true self, and finding her community.

Sienna, the author of the piece, has long, curly, dark brown hair and is wearing headphones. She stands in front of an orange background

A Letter to Autistic Teens

Sienna is a young Autistic adult writing to Autistic teens. In this beautiful letter, Sienna encourages teens to understand and embrace themselves unapologetically.

Open Letter to Young Autistics from a Nonspeaker

Trevor Byrd is a NeuroClastic audience favorite and nonspeaking teen advocate. He pens a letter to young autistics to let them know they’re not alone.

A Letter to Black and Indigenous Autistic Teens

Wolfheart Sanchez is Black and Native American, and he writes a letter to Autistic teens about how the lack of representation is harmful, but they can build the community they need to feel less alone.

An Open Letter to South Asian Autistics

Iqra reassures South Asian Autistics that their autistic ways of being are not misbehavior or a contradiction to the colorful and vibrant culture, that their sensory needs are valid, and that misinformation about autism is not a reflection on them.

I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

Mo has had a lifetime of experiences that are unique and familiar to autistic people, and now she is committed to healing, accepting her true self, and finding her community.

Sienna, the author of the piece, has long, curly, dark brown hair and is wearing headphones. She stands in front of an orange background

A Letter to Autistic Teens

Sienna is a young Autistic adult writing to Autistic teens. In this beautiful letter, Sienna encourages teens to understand and embrace themselves unapologetically.

Open Letter to Young Autistics from a Nonspeaker

Trevor Byrd is a NeuroClastic audience favorite and nonspeaking teen advocate. He pens a letter to young autistics to let them know they’re not alone.

A Letter to Black and Indigenous Autistic Teens

Wolfheart Sanchez is Black and Native American, and he writes a letter to Autistic teens about how the lack of representation is harmful, but they can build the community they need to feel less alone.

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