Culture & Identity

An Open Letter to Multiracial Autistic Teens

Lauren Melissa Ellzey is multiracial and autistic. She always felt that the world divided her into what was Black or white, autistic or not. She encourages mixed race autistic teens to see and embrace their whole authentic selves.

An Open Letter to Multiracial Autistic Teens

Lauren Melissa Ellzey is multiracial and autistic. She always felt that the world divided her into what was Black or white, autistic or not. She encourages mixed race autistic teens to see and embrace their whole authentic selves.

An Open Letter to Multiracial Autistic Teens

Lauren Melissa Ellzey is multiracial and autistic. She always felt that the world divided her into what was Black or white, autistic or not. She encourages mixed race autistic teens to see and embrace their whole authentic selves.

The continuously shifting justifications for pathologising non-conformists

Following the trail of where Hans Asperger picked up the term autism I ended up reading a fascinating 1919 German book by Eugen Bleuler titled ‘Autistic and undisciplined thinking in medicine, and how to overcome it’. The content is not at all what you would think. The sands of pathologisation have shifted significantly.

Thank You, Autism Speaks: You accidentally proved me right about Autistic instincts

Autism Speaks proved Autistic people right, on accident, with a new screening instrument they’re advertising.

Autism and Religion: A silent anxiety

As a nonspeaker, Trevor Byrd internalized the religious dogma he heard his whole life in silent dedication. As he got older, his values conflicted with his rigid observance of Catholic canon. The support he received from his mom helped him to keep his faith and be true to his values.

Poetry: A/Typical Girl

Sofi Ghassaei is a teen nonspeaking autistic with a creative and unapologetically fierce writing style that reflects the tremendous strength and power of her soul.

For the Survivors: Autistic people and our #MeToo memories

It’s not always women who are sexually assaulted and exploited. Disabled people, regardless of gender, are often victims of predatory relationships.

The Social Convention of Holiday Gifts: An Autistic Nightmare

With cheeky humor and an easy conversational style, Bee discusses the stresses autistic people experience during the gift-giving holiday season.

A new poem: I’m Rightly Rogue

Nonspeaking poet Noah McSweeny muses on having the words, having the interest, wanting to connect, and wishing his tongue would obey his mind.

Poetry: Anonymous

Anantha Krishnamurthy’s mind is a symphony and his body is a sound cage. This powerful poem is itself a beautiful triumph of sheer Will.

The continuously shifting justifications for pathologising non-conformists

Following the trail of where Hans Asperger picked up the term autism I ended up reading a fascinating 1919 German book by Eugen Bleuler titled ‘Autistic and undisciplined thinking in medicine, and how to overcome it’. The content is not at all what you would think. The sands of pathologisation have shifted significantly.

Thank You, Autism Speaks: You accidentally proved me right about Autistic instincts

Autism Speaks proved Autistic people right, on accident, with a new screening instrument they’re advertising.

The Social Convention of Holiday Gifts: An Autistic Nightmare

With cheeky humor and an easy conversational style, Bee discusses the stresses autistic people experience during the gift-giving holiday season.

A new poem: I’m Rightly Rogue

Nonspeaking poet Noah McSweeny muses on having the words, having the interest, wanting to connect, and wishing his tongue would obey his mind.

Poetry: Anonymous

Anantha Krishnamurthy’s mind is a symphony and his body is a sound cage. This powerful poem is itself a beautiful triumph of sheer Will.

The continuously shifting justifications for pathologising non-conformists

Following the trail of where Hans Asperger picked up the term autism I ended up reading a fascinating 1919 German book by Eugen Bleuler titled ‘Autistic and undisciplined thinking in medicine, and how to overcome it’. The content is not at all what you would think. The sands of pathologisation have shifted significantly.

Thank You, Autism Speaks: You accidentally proved me right about Autistic instincts

Autism Speaks proved Autistic people right, on accident, with a new screening instrument they’re advertising.

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