I "like" posts to show support.
emoji reactions would be really bad for me, because I'd need to choose an emoji that best describes my feelings. if you know anything about autistic ppl, you can probably see why that's a problem.
if I like your sad post, that's not me enjoying that you're sad, it's me showing I care.
if you post about a cool thing on the other hand, I like it because I think it's cool too.
Here are two ways to boost with CW. One's very bad for accessibility (opens a new window, closes mastodon client, etc), the other is very good for accessibility (opens in the mastodon UI itself). I would prefer if more ppl did the latter.
Doing it the "good" way also respects boost visibility settings! (did you know you can hide boosts from your home feed? it's behind the "show settings" button on the home feed column!)
image captions, disability rights Show more
hey, if you're pressuring people to image caption things? maybe don't do that. bring it up, fine, but i'm talking about value judgements and such.
why? both the lack of image captions, and the work involved in creating them, are accessability issues, and as such, they're part of disability organizing.
also, peer pressure is a fuck. it can mess with people's stress levels, especially if they're autistic and/or have clinical forms of anxiety.
Autism, suicide, mental health Show more
I share these things because it's not something autistic people can fix. We're perhaps 2% of the population. This is how it feels right now for us to live among you.
And it's killing us at staggering rates. These are my people, something I never believed I would have. I thought I was some uniquely broken aberration.
We need the non-autistic world to see us, to care what happens to us, and to try to make a little space for us.
I'm an autistic enby and I have issues. Chronic optimizer. Sensory-seeker.
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