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A call for authentic neurodiverse representation

Having neurotypical people represent neurodiverse roles feels belittling to me. It reduces something so complicated, so nuanced, so weird and beautiful, into a personality trait. Suggesting that autism is a definitive personality trait that anyone can portray, even if they aren’t autistic, isn’t authentic representation.
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Expectations vs. reality

To the Left

I viewed the West Coast as this social wonderland full of drugs, parties and sex, too foreign and intimate for a Southern gauche preteen to embrace.
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