Autistic parent of an autistic teen, a tween, & a toddler. NB queer. Multiply neurodivergent. Feminist, gamer, knitter. Aspiring writer. I delete a lot.
Content note: Mention of rape culture, coercion, abuse
(CW for mention of filicide)
When I googled “autism and outrage,” just for laughs, the immediate results were almost all of the same theme: Some celebrity said something horrible / misinformed about autism, and this caused outrage. The most popular results have our outrage…
(I wrote this for Autistics Speaking day 2015.)
The little girl who sought comfort and calm
in the midst of an overwhelming family gathering
still lives with me.
Back then, if you pulled the sheets
If you gently break
the surface tension of a pool of water
with your palm
and slowly run your hand along, letting it float
You can feel! The memory it retains