Awareness vs. Acceptance, Revisited

I’m tired. Mental Illness Awareness Month isn’t as hellish as Autism Bewareness Month. That’s partly because autism awareness and mental illness awareness are two different forms of bullshit. Autism awareness is ableist fearmongering, while mental illness awareness is…a little more complicated than that. But all too frequently, mental illness awareness takes the form of cheesy…

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May the 4th Be With You

Well, it’s Star Wars Day, and here I am writing without knowing what I’m doing. Again. Hi. My second entry on why acceptance > awareness is still in progress, so I’m going to use this (short) entry to say I hope all my fellow neurodivergent people are having a good Star Wars Day. Make sure…

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30 Days of Autism Acceptance

Let’s do something a little different for this entry. This is from a Tumblr called, well, “30 Days of Autism Acceptance”. They did a 30-day Tumblr challenge that I participated in for Autism Acceptance Month (April). *** Day 1. Make yourself known.  Tell the world your name and age.  Talk about your diagnosis.  Are you self…

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I’m going to tell you a story

Content/trigger warning: brief mention of suicide attempt So I’m the lead singer for a metal band. Yeah. It’s pretty cool. (Well, it was until they posted on Craigslist about looking for a new singer behind my back. I left.) I recently wrote a song about anxiety. I called it “Stay Afraid, But Do It Anyway”…

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