I’m sure, well meaning people believe that the reason (or a significant reason) why we are discriminated against, is because we aren’t speaking out/loud enough.
That comment in itself is victim blaming. We didn’t shout loud enough so it’s our fault? Think about that for a moment in other scenarios.
I’m guessing that most people who say this statement, didn’t intend for their message to have this meaning, but that’s exactly what it is.
But back to what to I want to focus my attention on – Autistic bloggers/writers.
I made a meme thingy, to have a joke about it, because I need a laugh, but like with all humour, there is a whole lot of truth to it.
A huge Thank You to Cas from Un-Boxed Brain for their help in compiling this list and for having a laugh with me about a very frustrating situation.
We *are* speaking. You just have to listen.
❤ The Bullshit Fairy
Image below is a picture that is meant to represent a Facebook Message Conversation. The first person, usually a followers writes in black text on the left side over a pale blue square:
“Approximately every third messagereceived at FB / The Autistic Bullshit Fairy:
I think that part of the problem is that autistics speaking out is quite rare.
There needs to be more autistic people writing blogs and telling their story.”
On the other side is a long pale grey rectangle with my reply:
“Hi! Thanks for your message. I’ve compiled a quick list of blogs written by autistic people. There are many more.” and I provided a list of 40 autistic bloggers added below:
Acting NT http://actingnt.blogspot.com.au
A is for Autiste http://aisforautiste.blogspot.com.au
Autistic Academic http://autisticacademic.com
Autistic Hoya http://www.autistichoya.com
Autistic in Southwest Virginia https://autisticinswva.wordpress.com
Autistic Vegan http://autisticvegan.blogspot.com.au
Briannon Lee http://briannonlee.com
Chavisory Notebook https://chavisory.wordpress.com
Emma Pretzel https://emmapretzel.wordpress.com
Felis Autisticus https://felisautisticus.wordpress.com
Field Notes on Allistics http://fieldnotesonallistics.tumblr.com
Full Metal Heart http://fullmetalheart.com
Giraffe Party http://imapartygiraffe.com
It’s Bridget’s Word http://itsbridgetsword.com
Judy Ednow http://www.judyendow.com
Just Stimming https://juststimming.wordpress.com
Leia Solo http://leiasolo.com
Michelle Sutton Writes http://michellesuttonwrites.com
Musings of a Wandering Autistic https://wanderingautistic.wordpress.com
Neurodiversity in Russia http://neurodiversityinrussia.com (Russian?)
Neurodivergencia Latina https://neurolatino.wordpress.com (Spanish)
Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance https://autloveaccept.wordpress.com
Radical Neurodivergence Speaking http://timetolisten.blogspot.com.au
Respectfully Connected http://respectfullyconnected.com
Shaping Clay http://www.mmonjejr.com
Suburban Autistics http://suburbanautistics.blogspot.com.au
The Bullshit Fairy http://thebullshitfairy.com.au
The Caffeinated Autistic https://thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com
The E is for Erin http://eisforerin.com
Tiny Grace Notes (Ask an Autistic) http://tinygracenotes.blogspot.com.au
Un-Boxed Brain http://un-boxedbrain.com.au
Unstrange Mind https://unstrangemind.wordpress.com
We Always Liked Picasso Anyway http://autistictimestwo.blogspot.com.au
We Are Like Your Child http://wearelikeyourchild.blogspot.com.au
Who Needs Normalcy http://whoneedsnormalcy.blogspot.com.au
Yes That Too http://yesthattoo.blogspot.com.au