The issue with the 2022 genetic study targeted at the autistic community.

A person working in a lab with test tubes.
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

A study conducted by Mount Sinai is specifically targeted at developmental and neurological disorders. This study treats autism like a disease. The scientist discovered a specific mutation linked to the autism neurotype.

The clinical approach offered is not aimed at autism acceptance, but at autism management.

A majority of the…

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A poem of healing.

a person standing on a rocky shore with arms outstreched towards the ocean.
Photo by Nathan McBride on Unsplash

Forest shades of green,
Fairies singing the praises of earth.
Even the ghouls submit to feelings of mirth.

Healing

Demons come out and roam at night,
But never fear, don’t be frightened.
Even the demons will be subdued tonight.

Healing

Tread the waters, see the sharks,
Snap, snap, snap
Don’t worry the…

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A poetic exploration of fragility.

A shattered glass pane.
Photo by 🇻🇪 Jose G. Ortega Castro 🇲🇽 on Unsplash

Midnight, Twilight, Thunder I ask,
Why do these things scare you?
Is your soul made of glass?
Fragile, but full of clarity.

Knowing each and every step,
A carefully planned candelabra,
It is Gold, not Brass, I expect.
Traversing each boundary,
Lost in every way.

So is the one in…

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A poem of realization.

black and white picture of a shadow behind a persons body, reflected on the ground.
Photo by Martino Pietropoli on Unsplash

The tiniest shadow blocks the sun,
It stays in place no matter the degree of the sun.
Along the road, it walks with you, side by side.
Never will leave you, never will it make you cry.

Shadows serve a purpose,
It is not always darkness…

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Tas (they/them)

Tas (they/them)

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We are autistic members of the disability community and hold various mental health diagnoses. We are advocates for social justice, writers and scholars of life.