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In rebellion of Unschooling dogma

I’m an autistic parent (which means that I am autistic and I am also a parent), and my family is a Radical Unschooling family. It is disheartening to be ignored and silenced within Unschooling communities, however this is what happens all the time to autistic parents who wish to speak about the intersection between neurodivergence […]

A second coming out & getting proud by practising

“Briannon is a proudly queer, autistic woman with three autistic children” Sometimes I feel my ‘intro to Bri’ should swap the word ‘proudly’ with ‘fearful’, because most days my Autistic pride feels more like fear. That’s because identifying as autistic in my 30s is my second coming out.My first coming out was when I fell […]

When autism is seen as damage

This week, I have been reading about the anger from within “Natural” circles toward Sesame Street having a new (digital) muppet. This muppet is named Julia and she is autistic. She is presumably supposed to help autistic children because there is representation of their neurology on a cool tv program. (And since autistic children are […]