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An Open Letter to my Conservative Acquaintances

You and I could have met in any number of ways, because of mutual interests, mutual friends, sharing online forums, or simply by chance. Like anyone, we won’t always agree on every subject, and that’s perfectly fine. We can even … Continue reading

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Confession – I Was An Autism Mom™

Originally posted on The Bullshit Fairy:
Well kind of. I tried to be. Because I thought that’s what you did when your child got diagnosed with Autism. I wore puzzle pieces proudly and fought like a warrior. But I never…

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Product Review: Turan (Aphrodite) Oil by Lykeia Botanica

I’m a big fan of customized oil blends for religious/devotional purposes, making them at home myself at times.  As such, I was thrilled to receive a tester of a lovely new oil for Turan (Etruscan name for Aphrodite). This devotional … Continue reading

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Why you need to stop using the puzzle piece to represent autistic people

I hate the puzzle piece. I hate it with every fiber of my being. Therefore, since in a lot of places it’s national autism awareness month, I’m going to write about why you shouldn’t use the p… Source: Why you … Continue reading

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Why I Left ABA

Originally posted on Socially Anxious Advocate:
Trigger Warning: ABA, ableism, institutionalized child abuse [Image Description: A bright red door with a brass knob and a faded mail slit. To its left, there is a long, dark windowpane with some decoration…

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Very important reading for anyone who loves an autistic for whom Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been recommended.

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Autism Speaks – hate speech and eugenics

Originally posted on Crusading Against Hate: Why I #BoycottAutismspeaks:
Written by FoxTears Originally posted HERE If you’ve heard of autism, you’ve probably heard of Autism Speaks. For those who haven’t, they’re a USA-based “charity” (scare quotes entirely justified), and one…

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To Honor the Land is to Deal with the Dead

Originally posted on Gangleri's Grove:
Some friends were having a discussion with Sannion last night and as I was passing through (swamped with preparations for my upcoming trip), he mentioned one of the things they were discussing and it…

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Help fight racism

Petitions have recently been started to ask two Alabama schools to remove their racist mascots and choose less offensive ones.  If you care about all people being treated with a basic level of respect, please sign and share widely. reading

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