Just a Tuba Player
Last night, we had a speaker. She was inspiring, but I found myself squirming in the seat. She spoke out against ableism, racism, sexism, cissexism, and heterosexism. Better still, she described them as interconnected. Mia Mingus discussed intersectionality with eloquence and grace. She lost me when she talked about an end to capitalism and the private ownership of land. I looked ahead to...
And What a Joy It Is to Be the Only One Who Knows:... →
youneedacat: rantsquotesandtruth: Have you ever heard that word off of Tumblr? I can honestly say that i never have unless someone’s referring to something which happened on Tumblr. Yet on here it’s thrown around, misused and abused within an inch of life. What’s up with that? … Here is a citation for that: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ableism?show=0&t=1330571792 ...
None of them knew the colour of the sky: tumblr,... →
buildingmoons: tumblr, you would be so proud. you’re training a really great soldier. arguing down prolifers and ableists and sexists left and right. i used to be so quiet ..hesitant. tumblr gave me 50000 practice runs through situations that the world we were born into would have us pretend weren’t happening,… I second all of this.
Everyone has the right to their opinion.
agumegaru123: To think their autistic sibling is a burden. To want to complain. to complain. But when you put that in the autism tag. Autistic people are going to be mad at you. Because we are so tired of hearing how we are a burden. Please just, leave it out of the tag.
extreme possibilities: I was diagnosed with... →
paisleytie: I was diagnosed with Asperger’s very recently, and something that I’ve been thinking about lately is what it would be like, had I been diagnosed much earlier, in childhood. Now, I was actually first suspected of being autistic when I was five years old (though I didn’t find out about this until I…
TAL9000: Normal in the Morning →
goldenheartedrose: iamthethunder: This rebuttal is a long time coming. I toyed with the idea during Manning’s first appearance. I do it again every time we have a conflict with those who questions our ability to have meaningful lives. I began this post looking across a restaurant at… You care about school? Good for you. I should be grateful that I had the option to seek a degree of...
I am. I am. I am.: bittergrapes:... →
bittergrapes: goldenheartedrose: bittergrapes: So I called to make an appointment with someone in the disability office so I could either get a referral or a diagnosis for autism and the woman there asked me what I’m majoring in I said English and she basically said that… This is one of the more ignorant things I have ever heard.
TW For some severe ableism: IF you're autistic and... →
deaf-aspie: Not all of them people who hate us, or people who know any better….but it’s all a hunk a bull.
Anonymous asked: Mostly I agree with your post, especially that if you're happy, nobody else needs to get a vote. Though I do want to say that not every allistic person is extroverted. I've lived alone for the last 5 years and don't find it "creepy" and most of my free time is spent on solitary activities. I didn't study much in school and still managed a better GPA than the bulk of...
just-alyse: I sprained my ankle the week before I have to wear heels to my band concert. … Did I mention I play Tuba? -_- Give up and be the woman in the tuxedo. I tried the skirt route. This works better.
Normal in the Morning
This rebuttal is a long time coming. I toyed with the idea during Manning’s first appearance. I do it again every time we have a conflict with those who questions our ability to have meaningful lives. I began this post looking across a restaurant at someone from my college. Yesterday was warm. She wore shorts. I could not help but notice the puzzle piece tattoo above her ankle. Not...
Step Away from the Child →
This is good. Read it if you care about autism, or disability issues, and education.
martianjusticiar asked: Hi! I'm another Autistic person (as well as a person with other disabilities) interested in going into disability rights law and advocacy. I'm currently in my last year of law school now. Nice to run across another one. Hope to talk to you soon!
Orange County Register Seeks Autistic Blogger →
mosaicofminds: Drupal at the Autcast writes: had a great talk with a really nice person …at the Orange County Register, who was very responsive to my objections to the way that they have been publishing Jo Ashline’s columns on autism. …she asked me what I thought would make the situation right. And she was interested in exploring my suggestion, which is this: the Register should find an...
Rick Santorum and prenatal testing: I would have... →
lilacturtl: *sigh* OK, breathing…when the words don’t come easily, I make a list: 1. I have compassion for what this lady and her family are experiencing. Great compassion. And I don’t blame her for feeling the way she does, or for thinking the thoughts she thinks. It’s understandable, and I can’t guarantee I’d feel differently were I in the same place. It is not fair that so much suffering...
sometimes davids autism really bugs me →
draggle: ghostspoons: ghostspoons: he doesnt care about people like 911 - doesnt give a shit, he didnt know them, why should he care? famine in africa - same as above homeless people on the streets - same as above also he`s racist, he is equal opportunity racist tho, he hates everyone, including those of… he`s my husband, its kinda hard not to hang out with him…. also, i should...
Intersectionality is not optional. It is not something you can take off and put...– Intersectionality Is Not Optional (via satifice) Very relevant to a post I’m making later today. -Jess (via stfuconservatives) On that note…I know that this is a blog about sexism, but can we talk for one sec about how Octavia Spencer won an Academy Award on the same night that the white male...
Autism Speaks! →
tmkristen: howtfoldlaundry: turquoisezebra: Hello guys! Lets help change the life of those who fight autism. To help the research to find a cure. Every dollar counts! You can make a donation >$20 online by going to this website. http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/miami/kellykr Every donation is greatly appreciated. they aren’t looking for a cure. they’re looking for more expensive...
ONE OF MY READERS (upon learning that I’m gay): I was at first interested in...– John Scott Holman, badass (also autistic writer, public speaker, consultant) As a Christian who actually knows the Bible, I want to ask where there is a verse outside of Leviticus with a reliable translation that suggests being gay is ungodly.
draggle: I could check myself in. I hope you only do so if that is safe.
The great thing about the Internet is that I can roll out of bed at nine on a Sunday morning and be having a long day within five minutes.
My Response to This:
http://joashline.com/2012/02/from-proud-mom-to-bigot.html and the discussion about it here: http://www.facebook.com/AwarenessIsNotEnough I have trouble agreeing that we are on the same side given that we have substantive disagreements we tend to handle badly. Most parents try to adapt their children to the world. We know what those alterations cost. We stand ready to reshape the world until...
An autistic kid just asked me on a date and I said...
amberfall: I’m going to hell. Autistic people are like other people. Turning us down is no worse than doing it to anyone else. You did nothing wrong as long as you were polite.
SUICIDE ALERT!!! PLEASE HELP!!! →
beaucoup-non-picaut: kingcheddarxvii: unbelievablepiss: This person means a lot to me and seeing their massages in my inbox really makes me feel better and I know it’s selfish but I don’t know what I’ll do if they stopped… PLEASE GIVE SOME GOOD REASONS TO LIVE I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE. Yup, pass this along! I signal boosted this to CompassionAlert as well.
The Locker: They say it happens. →
theboywhonevercriedwolf: You know when you work so hard for something or you bust your ass at practice. Then when it is time to put up or shut up you freak out and shut down? That just happened today at solo & ensemble. Okay, I am a alright player and all but that was probably the worst time I have ever played that… I know the feeling. I used to do the same thing. Busking cured me...
extreme possibilities: hello →
paisleytie: *waves* So, this is my first post. I think I should probably introduce myself. Here are the vague, boring details: I’m Canadian, in my late twenties, a university student, and just recently, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (though this is something I’ve suspected for a very long time). I… Nice to meet you. I hope you find something useful or meaningful here.
Go Away, Life
I have been writing, biting my fingernails over not getting the first paper back before the second is due, reading, scrambling for midterms and ever more events. Concerts, gigs of all kinds, and a busy festival season are coming. They will make life more hectic, which is saying something. I still look forward to them. School is a game. I play because I want what comes at the end. Much of the...
I bought headphones.
Reblog if you love to write.
Whether it be fanfiction, original stories, drabbles, songs, poems, books, or anything that has to do with creative words, then reblog. Let’s gather all the writers of Tumblr together.
Bitter Grapes: My stance on veganism. →
draggle: bittergrapes: I believe that everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious food as a basic right. I also believe that everyone should have the option of going vegan/organic/raw/gluten-free as a right and as a respect to the variety of morality. However, I recognize that this isn’t possible for everyone because of economics, classism, racism, food deserts and other societal...
I'm having trouble finding a place that will do an...
bittergrapes: I’m fine with not having a diagnosis but for scholarship and accessibility reasons, I need one. Can anyone help me find a place in Chicago that will do an assessment and accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO? Call colleges and universities. There may be a waiting list, but someone should have a free or low-cost evaluation.
Yesterday was perfect, a high of seventy-five, tolerable humidity for the South. I worked, performed for a few minutes, and made good money for a weekday afternoon. Today is ugly. Today is for blogging, essays, and learning new songs.
Where poets speak their heart, then bleed for it:... →
tearsintherainfall: It’s so sweet. More people need to be like this guy. BOSS WANTED 19 year old young man who is looking for full time or part time work until September 2012 to help pay for my college education. I have Asperger’s but that does not impair my work ethics. I am dependable, friendly, able to take… Why did you hide the phone number? If it was in your local classifieds,...
I’m writing because I have things to say about disability, ableism, and my...– On writing about disability by Chally So happy to find a feminist who is POC and disabled! (via stogucheme) There is at least one more out there. Look at this: http://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/about-2/ She is speaking at my college next week.
laughingintothefire asked: Haha, yeah, Manning is back. Funny though....when he's not aggravating, he's actually a very interesting and thoughtful person. Who knew?
Rants, quotes and truth.: deaf-aspie reblogged... →
rantsquotesandtruth: deaf-aspie reblogged your post: Regarding The I Am Autism Video Hell, Manning, long time no talk. Hey back, how you been man? :) Now, I’m going to say ONE THING. Just one thing, and then I’m not bothering with this particular post again. The issue isn’t that the… You made sense! I find the opinions in that video abhorrent. However, I have never heard...
mcakeface: Every single time I see that I have a new message, I sit here and think of the 5,000 different ways I could have possibly pissed someone off before I open my inbox.
Hey followers, I'm doing a project that requires...
A number of us here are on the spectrum.
itcomesfromwithintheheart asked: Thank you for your advice:) i really appreciated it:)x
Military and stuff: My name is Autism - If you've... →
agirlcalledhome: parenting-autism: agirlcalledhome: militarymom: My name is Autism. Hello. Allow me to introduce myself to you. My name is Autism. Perhaps you know me or know of me. I am a condition, a “disorder” that affects many people. I strike at will, when and where I want. Unlike Downs Syndrome or other birth “defects,” I leave no marks… Unlike you, I am Autism and FUCK...
plaidred asked: Hello! I've noticed your blog since you liked a link I posted. My brother has Aspergers, though he lived with a diagnosis of ADHD and behavioral problems all the way through high school before a doctor was smart enough to figure it out. Anyways, I see that you play the tuba. Did you ever play in a big band? My brother used to play the piano but he had to quit because he said the noise became...