The Space Between My Neurodiversity and My Romantic Orientation

This post was written for the January 2022 Carnival of Aros, where the theme is “In-Between Spaces.” I talk a lot about neurodiversity and queer stuff on this blog, but something I haven’t had the opportunity to talk about yet is just how interconnected those aspects of my identity are. For me, being autistic actually …

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Accommodating My Disability Is Not “Giving Up”

I'm autistic, and I consider my autism to be a disability. Not all autistic people consider themselves to be disabled, and that's valid, but I do; I have differences that society is not accommodating of. Something I noticed when I started being more open with friends and family about my disability is that a lot …

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When Does a Difference Become a Disorder?

A common form of hate minority communities face is people pathologizing their differences—telling them that they have a disorder, that they're mentally ill, that they need treatment, etc. Queer deal with this a lot; people tell them that their sexuality or gender identity is an illness that needs to be "cured." Far from good-faith attempts …

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