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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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Who We Are S01 E02

Opinion editors Aidan Bassett and Kat Shok discuss the power of media representation — and misrepresentation — to influence how younger queer people see themselves and to shape or distort how the queer community appears to the wider world.