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:
**List updated September, 2017**
A new, more comprehensive list coming soon – but with sensitivity and focus on privacy – only easily found public links and brief description of each person/organisation will be added – and definitely no private/personal details.
If you prefer to not be included either list, please let me know.
Acting NT www.actingnt.blogspot.com.au
A is for Autiste www.aisforautiste.blogspot.com.au
Autistic Academic www.neurodiversitymatters.com/autisticacademic
Autistic Hoya www.autistichoya.com
Autistic in Southwest Virginia www.autisticinswva.wordpress.com (inactive)
Autistic Vegan www.autisticvegan.blogspot.com.au
Briannon Lee www.briannonlee.com
The Bullshit Fairy www.thebullshitfairy.com.au
The Caffeinated Autistic www.thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com
Chavisory Notebook www.chavisory.wordpress.com
Cyborg Workshop www.neurodiversitymatters.com/cyborgworkshop
Emma Pretzel www.emmapretzel.wordpress.com
Erin Human www.erinhuman.com
Felis Autisticus www.felisautisticus.wordpress.com
Field Notes on Allistics www.fieldnotesonallistics.com
Full Metal Heart www.fullmetalheart.com
Giraffe Party www.imapartygiraffe.com
It’s Bridget’s Word www.itsbridgetsword.com
Judy Ednow www.judyendow.com
Just Stimming www.juststimming.wordpress.com
Leia Solo www.leiasolo.com
Michelle Sutton Writes www.michellesuttonwrites.com
Musings of a Wandering Autistic www.wanderingautistic.wordpress.com
Neurodiversity in Russia www.neurodiversityinrussia.com (Russian?)
Neurodivergencia Latina www.neurolatino.wordpress.com (Spanish)
Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance www.autloveaccept.wordpress.com
Radical Neurodivergence Speaking www.timetolisten.blogspot.com.au
Respectfully Connected www.respectfullyconnected.com
Suburban Autistics www.suburbanautistics.blogspot.com.au
The Teselecta Multiverse www.neurodiversitymatters.com/teselecta
Tiny Grace Notes (Ask an Autistic) www.tinygracenotes.blogspot.com.au
Un-Boxed Brain www.un-boxedbrain.com
Unstrange Mind www.unstrangemind.com
We Always Liked Picasso Anyway www.autistictimestwo.blogspot.com.au
We Are Like Your Child www.wearelikeyourchild.blogspot.com.au
Who Needs Normalcy www.whoneedsnormalcy.blogspot.com.au
Yes That Too www.yesthattoo.blogspot.com.au