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soft-spoonie · 3 days
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Shoutout to people who speak "overly formally." You deserve to express yourself in whatever way feels most natural and fulfilling for you. The way you speak isn't pompous, annoying, or mockable; it's just how you communicate, and there's nothing wrong with that. Your voice adds creativity and diversity to this world, and I think that's amazing.
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mercurialcreatur3 · 3 days
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As an aromantic person I could not care less about negative representation please portray us as evil sociopaths more nothing makes me feel less represented than when aromantic people are portrayed as being different but not tooooo different and they still loveeee their friends just platonically! And they're really just like evervone else and they get along so well with all their awesome friends and have a great social life because they're just missing one tiny bit of what makes everyone else normal, nothing catastrophic.
If you have to replace romantic connection with friendship in order to see us as human that’s not fucking acceptance
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notpikaman · 18 hours
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kyahcomic · 3 days
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burntblueberrywaffles · 16 hours
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awetistic-things · 2 days
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awetistic things {572}
not being able to know the difference between constructive criticism, an opinion, or a straight-up insult
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autiebiographical · 2 days
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Don't forget to tell your loved ones that they're worth your time and effort. It's surprising how many people have never heard this.
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actuallysafe-for-aro · 19 hours
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Sometimes I ask myself "but am I really autistic?"
And then I cry on the bus because I'm wet and cold from the rain and have to control myself as to not have a full meltdown and start screaming and breaking things
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i'm a pre-transition trans man and...i'm terrified of losing of my female privilege when I transition.
it's not a worry that i see expressed often. maybe it's exacerbated for me because i'm autistic and have adhd and i struggle severely to function in professional society, but i always feel like i need extra patience and instruction. i'm closeted professionally right now, mostly because of this, so that means that, presenting as a cis woman, people assume i'm incompetent and confused and need guidance as a baseline. and i really really do, so i'm always grateful for it, but i never see that same patience and explanation afforded to men.
i'm terrified that employers think a mentally disabled woman that needs to ask for slower instruction or repetition is "cute" or "impressionable" or other condescending-but-positive sentiments, but if i transition to being seen as a disabled man, I won't be afforded that same compassion. i'm terrified that they'll go from seeing me as confused and silly to seeing me as incompetent and annoying. i'm terrified that i'll be held to higher standards as a man that i can't meet.
i wish society were more patient with men and more aware of misandry. i wish society took women more seriously too obviously, but.... god. I just wish people were compassionate and respectful of people regardless of perceived gender identity. this sucks.
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aroaceconfessions · 23 hours
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Found out recently that I'm on the autism spectrum. While struggling to figure out how I feel about it, I've started thinking thoughts like "am I only ace/aro because I'm autistic? Is it just because I'm too dumb to figure out how to feel those?" If I wasn't on the spectrum would I be still be aro/ace? It's... difficult to have to deal with those thoughts.
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autism-rants · 2 days
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Currently reading Unmasking Autism by Dr. Devon Price. I highly recommend it for anyone who's autistic but especially folks who feel like they're repressed about it - this book perfectly captures my experiences.
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autball · 2 days
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And this is one of the many reasons why self-identification is a thing. (Applicable to ADHDers as well.)
[Image description:
A 4 panel cartoon by Autball.
1: A green adult sits behind a desk, an open laptop and pencil holder sitting on it, and an ND adult (light blue/purple gradient) sits across from them. Green says, “I’m afraid you doh’t meet criteria for an autism diagnosis. I mean, you’re married, you went to college, you have a sense of humor and empathy… I just don’t see it.”
2: Same scene. ND says, “Uh huh. And do you ever take masking into consideration?” Green chuckles and replies, “Yeah, that’s not in the DSM, so no.”
3: Same scene. ND says, “Okay, but neither are any of the things you just said, so…” Green looks taken aback.
4: Same scene. Green recovers and says, “Whatever. I’m the trained diagnostician here and I say it’s just social anxiety and depression. Any idea what might have brought those on?” ND appears dissatisfied and unimpressed as they look back at them with half-closed eyes.]
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soft-spoonie · 2 days
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not that the phrase stim/fidget toy is bad, but i think it'd be a good idea to call them "sensory aids" more often. they're tools neurodivergent people use to help ourselves function and enhance our wellbeing. they comfort us, help us focus, and safely give us the sensory stimulation our brains need. that's a lot more than a toy. and while anyone can have toys no matter how old they are, i think the fact they're overwhelmingly called toys instead of aids is related to the infantilization of (some) neurodivergent people, and the idea that we can "grow out" of our sensory needs - since they're also overwhelming seen as something for children to use, not adults.
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adhdxxsdiary · 6 hours
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prideponies · 2 days
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Scootaloo from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is trans and autistic!
(Requested by Anonymous!)
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Today’s Autistic character of the day is:
Norma from Dead End: Paranormal Park
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awetistic-things · 2 days
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awetistic things {571}
easily getting emotional over fictional people, but having trouble doing the same for people you actually know
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