intro’d to Julia via her post – quiet hands
added it on – autism – page.. .. so very..
first found here..
“When I was a little girl, I was autistic. And when you’re autistic, it’s not abuse. It’s therapy.” juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/qui…
here are a few (but just go read the whole thing..
The literal meaning of the words is irrelevant when you’re being abused.
When I was a little girl, I was autistic. And when you’re autistic, it’s not abuse. It’s therapy.
Not being able to talk is not the same as not having anything to say.
not voice less ness
I am fascinated by them. I could study them for hours. They’re beautiful in a way that makes me understand what beautiful means.
My hands know things the rest of me doesn’t.
My hands are an automatic feedback loop, touching and feeling simultaneously. I think I understand the whole world when I rub my fingertips together.
My hands are more me than I am.
I need to silence my most reliable way of gathering, processing, and expressing information, I need to put more effort into controlling and deadening and reducing and removing myself second-by-second than you could ever even conceive, I need to have quiet hands, because until I move 97% of the way in your direction you can’t even see that’s there’s a 3% for you to move towards me.
Deputy Executive Director, Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Taller than you. Lots of opinions about trains.
about page on her site (go read rest of this as well):
Julia Bascom is an Autistic woman, writer, and self-advocate. She writes about
- autistic identity, community, and language,
- disability rights,
- theory vs. praxis,
- and autism acceptance.
[full on intrigue with this lovely lady.. but added intrigue with the theory vs praxis… thinking rev of everyday life.. and a nother way ness.. for all of us at 100% .. not some at 97 and some at 3.. et al]
her bio on asan (autistic self advocacy network) site:
Julia Bascom (@JustStimming) tweeted at 9:56 PM – 21 Feb 2018 :
Do you want to make real change on gun violence? Stop scapegoating people with mental health disabilities. @autselfadvocacy put together a comprehensive debunking of myths and review of the research here: https://t.co/oVTWsbV9a8 (http://twitter.com/JustStimming/status/966537130913812480?s=17)
Research shows that there is no direct link between gun violence (excluding suicide) and mental health. In fact, people with disabilities of all kinds are more likely to be the victims of gun violence. People with disabilities in general are 2.5 times more likely to be the victims of a violent crime, such as robbery or sexual assault. The police are also more likely to use deadly force against people with disabilities