Tag: acceptance

Walk in Red Instead Challenge

Content/trigger warning: mention of person-first language, discussion of ableism The Walk in Red Instead challenge was originated by the runner of the Tumblr blog walkinredinstead. I fully admit I didn’t have the spoons to put a lot of effort into this, but for what it’s worth, here is my completed challenge. I did a similar…

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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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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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Acceptance vs. Awareness

Content/trigger warning: Autism $peaks, eugenics, violent ableism I don’t know what I’m doing. I feel like every other neurodivergent activist who writes as part of their activism knows what they’re doing. But I still feel like I have to try. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway,” right? And yeah, I know, I know, I started…

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