Shout-Out To My High-Maintenance Friends

Because valuing low-maintenance friends above others is some toxic-positivity, ableist B.S. My friends didn’t choose most of what makes them either high, low, or even medium-maintenance. Whether that be disability, trauma, neurodivergence, poverty, mental illness, or none of the above. A lot of the factors that make a person so-called high-maintenance are outside of theirContinue reading “Shout-Out To My High-Maintenance Friends”

Why I Prefer Identity-First Language

I’m Autistic, Not “On The Spectrum” Why I prefer identity-first language First off, I am newly-diagnosed, so I am still learning about myself and about the wider neurodivergent community. Secondly, I speak only for myself. Autistic people are not a homogenous group, there exist a variety of perspectives, opinions, and experiences amongst individuals. I doContinue reading “Why I Prefer Identity-First Language”