Disabled? Not a Bad Word.

Neither is disability. Neither is getting on disability. It’s not giving up either. It’s not a shameful word. It’s not a shameful concept.   Why someone needs to get on disability is different for every person. Even if two people who both are go on SSDI or SSI are both …

I don’t have “Special” Needs

Another Unpopular Opinion post. Although, I should clarify that’s mostly unpopular in the non-disabled community. I rarely find disabled people who like the term special needs. Growing up, I learned special meant something good. In fact, my dictionary says special is an adjective which means: better, greater, or otherwise different from what …

Inspiration Porn – Don’t Do It

Did I catch your attention with that title? Good. Now, keep reading to find out what it is and why it’s not cool. Although stories like the ones I’m going to tell you about have been around for as long as I can remember, over the last few years, I’ve …

Puzzle pieces are NOT cute

Puzzle pieces. *shudder* Actual puzzle that you dump out of a box? Yes, please. Puzzle pieces to represent autism, autistic pieces, how we need to be helped (aka forced) to fit in where you want us to fit, to imply we’re missing, maybe? None of this is cute. How would …