Good representation to me is accurate representation that does not reinforce harmful stereotypes or ideas about a group of people. There is probably more to good representation than this but when I consider if I am well represented this is what I think of. Recently there has been lots of talk about representation of autistic … Continue reading Things I don’t want to hear from allistics: The autism representation was good.
For autism acceptance month I wanted to do something positive so I came up with the idea of sending books written by autistic authors to organisations that work with autistic people. I will be sending books using money I raised on patreon and my own money but I am also sharing this so that other … Continue reading Autistic Book Project
The Women’s Prison Book Project provides books to women and trans people in prisons. You can find out more information about them here: https://wpbp.org/contact-us/about/ Please send new and used paper back books to: Women’s Prison Book Project c/o Boneshaker Books 2002 23rd Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55404 Some suggestions of books you might want to send: … Continue reading Donate Books to Women in Prison
Prison Book Programme (Prisonbookprogram.org) is an organisation that sends free books to prisoners. You can find more information about them here: https://prisonbookprogram.org/about-us/what-does-prison-book-program-do Books can be sent to: 1306 Hancock Street, Suite 100 Quincy, MA 02169 Please only send paperback books that are either new or gently used. They cannot accept self-published books. Please check out … Continue reading Donate Books to Prisoners
This Autism Acceptance Month I want to do something positive. I want to get books by autistic authors to autistic people who are otherwise unlikely to be able to access them. Autistic people are over represented in hospitals (including psychiatric wards), prisons, substance misuse services, children’s homes and foster placements, and homeless shelters. Autistic people … Continue reading Autistic Books for Autistic People
Anti-vaxxers are harmful on many levels. They are harmful because they put people’s lives at risk by not getting their kids vaccinated and they are harmful because they spread the idea that being autistic is a bad thing. But pro-vaxxers can be pretty harmful to autistic people in the way they respond to anti-vaxxers. If … Continue reading How Pro-Vaxxers Harm Autistic People
Research has now shown that person first language increases stigma. I haven’t read the research. I don’t need researchers to tell me what I already know from personal experience. Although I have not read it, I am pleased that it exists. There are many abled people who won’t listen to disabled people but will consider … Continue reading Of Course Person First Language Increases Stigma