I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

By Monetta Wilson Trigger warning: mental health, depression, suicidal thoughts I was sitting in the front seat of my then-boyfriend’s car when he looked over at me and said, “Sometimes I think you might be autistic.” I said, “I could be.” I did not know then that

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9 influential women in world history

9 influential women in world history

Women have made a profound impact on world history, but their stories weren’t always told in great detail. From leading armies to breaking down medical barriers to heading nations, women have been at the forefront of historic events for millenia. This list of nine influential women is

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How To Be An Ally for the Disability Community

How To Be An Ally for the Disability Community

By Zane Landin There are many diverse members of the disability community — people with disabilities, allies, caretakers, caregivers, and advocates. People with disabilities have advocated for themselves in unique, creative ways to survive throughout history. For the disability community to continue gaining mobility in the mainstream

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Airplanes and the Autistic

Airplanes and the Autistic

By Tejas Rao Sankar At the airport, I am in otherwise a happy place. I am traveling to a beautiful country I have never visited before. The aerobridge into the aircraft is not available. Boarding is not going to be easy. I am stuck at the bottom

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Virtual Conferences Provide Key Opportunity for Accessibility

Virtual Conferences Provide Key Opportunity for Accessibility

By John Loeppky There was concern from some at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that, in the words of research journal Nature, 2020 could be “a year without conferences.” Though cancellations or postponements from some of the world’s biggest conferences – academic and otherwise – were

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Double Rainbows – Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Neurodiversity

Double Rainbows – Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Neurodiversity

By Dana Vilker Around the world, the LGBTQA+ community is starting to recognize the place of neurodivergent members in the community and the need for our inclusion. At first glance, sexuality seems to have little in common with neurodiversity. Sure, the two communities fight for recognition and

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