Is there space on your homestead for one without youth and vigor
Is there room in your syndicate for the one who rocks and shouts
Does your committee have time for the one who stutters and struggles
Do these tiny homes come with ramps and aides
Will this new utopia hold space for us
Where do the elders sit
Where do the strange ones live
Where is the quiet place
Where we can go to mourn ourselves and others lost
I wanted you to find reverence in my presence.
I was a shrine before
I was your lover, I have not forgotten
But you are a collection of animal bones.
You are an avalanche.
Your pagan heart
wouldn’t know the words of my hymns
even if I shaped them
on your tongue with mine.
Something to ask yourself as an organizer: can you make things accessible by default, rather than by request? Can you approach organizing with the idea that disabled people will want to be involved, and with the idea that their presence is enriching, not inconveniencing?
"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable." She paused, and then continued, wryly: "So did the divine right of kings."
People are insecure about things you wouldn't even imagine. They're afraid you are judging them based on things you haven't even noticed. They secretly believe they're dull or untalented even as you sit in awe of their skills, insight or accomplishments.
Accept them for who they are. Listen to their fears and doubts. Then show them precisely what it is about them that shines so brightly and fiercely that you can't look away.
Here's a list of things that matter more than your ability to hold a job:
- your mental health
- your physical health
- your heart
- your kindness
- your willingness to listen to others and empathize with them
- your sense of humor (lol)
- your family, blood or chosen
- your creativity
- your morals
- you, as you are
What causes autism in adults? by James Smith
What a lot of us in the community have called “Autistic Burnout.”
This generally happens when we have spent too much mental energy and reserves to maintain all of our functioning levels at too high a rate, for too long.
As our reserves deplete, we have to “shut off” certain functioning skills, and for a lot of us, that is social. If it progresses, we can lose basic adult survival skills like being able to shop for food to feed yourself.
This is generally why it looks like an adult can suddenly get Autism.
This hypothetical person was always Autistic, they have just hit a point where they either cannot, or do not care to, appear NT.
i've got a novel coming out soon! i'm going to be talking about it more often! because i'm excited!
if you'd like to be notified when it comes out, i have a newsletter:
i won't spam you. i'll pretty much send it out like, twice a year? maybe 3 times if something exciting happens?
boosts welcome. :D
Some years ago, Ursula K. Leguin addressed scifi authors: https://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/ursula-k-le-guin-calls-on-sci-fi-and-fantasy-writers-to-envision-alternatives-to-capitalism
There's still a lack of interesting sci-fi on that topic I think :(
Hab dann tatsächlich mal aufgeschrieben, inkl. MWE:
Hübschen #Gendergap mit #LaTeX erzeugen — https://janw.xyz/blog/huebschen-gendergap-haben-sie-da/
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