autistic culture, Disability Culture

Self Diagnosis Is Not A Privilege. It Is Deep Seeded In Trauma

"Does your autism make you nasty?" is what I was met with when I told my toxic mother that I was diagnosed with autism on September 30, 2013.  How do I remember the date? The only appointment that was available was my birthday and only appointment that was available. I thank my toxic mother for… Continue reading Self Diagnosis Is Not A Privilege. It Is Deep Seeded In Trauma

Ableism, Discrimination, Growing up undiagnosed, Queerphobia

Unconsented Disclosure of Disability: An Autistic Perspective

  It is generally accepted that no one outs an LGBTQ person on their sexual orientation or gender identity, the individual comes out of the closet themselves. The person in question controls that conversation. It can have unwanted consequences. It leaves people open for bullying, discrimination, etc.   Unconsented disclosure is on the rise since… Continue reading Unconsented Disclosure of Disability: An Autistic Perspective

Ableism, autistic culture, Disability Culture, Discrimination, Growing up undiagnosed, Queerphobia

My Experience With Ableism, and Homophobia in the 1990's

Homophobia is rampant. It has gotten better but there is more work to be done. Back in 1994, I experienced homophobia even though I had no idea what it was or what homosexuality was. This was before I knew I was part of the LGBTQ+ community. Backstory I went to a middle school dance in… Continue reading My Experience With Ableism, and Homophobia in the 1990's