identity

Myself

Matthew Rushin explores personal identity and the self in relation to time, the body, and the soul.

A woman is walking through a field. She has her hand on her hair and the sun is casting a golden hue on the tall grass

Poetry: I Must Not Walk On

A poem on the labouring journey in the unsteady steps of an autistic person who cannot feel the ground beneath her feet.

Our Movement Needs Mediators, Not Leaders

It also means that the past year has made it clear to me that what our movement needs is space where everyone, regardless of opinion, is welcome, in which the decisions of the community at large are represented (not just the decisions of autistic people who have leadership positions).

Autism & Christianity: Part 1

Literalism and the extreme amount of rules in religion can make the experience traumatic for autistic children. Parents need to think of their children’s neurotype in how the family approaches faith.

The Double Standard: On Growing Up Autistic

Conversion therapy, aspie supremacy, and diagnosis denial before age ten, and then came the shame and masking. Eventually, there was enlightenment, acceptance, activism, and pride.

Faith and Neurodivergence

A minister expresses their relationship with working with Neurodivergent people and states that they have been sold a lie that says people have to hide who they are to be loved by the Divine.

Butterfly in a Blender

Indelibly autistic is a state of being, a joyous intensity of grace. It is a sensory wonderland in many ways. A universal exploratory foray into the patterns that make our existence so spectacularly cool.

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