The Preservation of Autistic Self-Advocacy

Autistic Science Person

It’s kind of funny that I don’t even want to write this right now. Currently, I feel neutral about autism advocacy. I’ve learned recently that there is a whole world out there of people who are sometimes trying to do their best but without the right resources. I’ve seen people actively try to include others, and I’ve also seen people not consider barriers to accessibility. Sometimes they’re the same person.

It can be very cathartic to find and connect with other autistic people who have had to process their feelings about stigma and discrimination in our society. Sharing these experiences with non-autistic people can help them understand us, even if we speak some harsh truths, and I enjoy teaching people about assumptions and widening their understanding of autistic people’s experiences.

Priorities

I want to write the words “I’m tired” but that’s not exactly it. Many marginalized people, including myself, are…

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