Throughout history, neurodivergent and disabled individuals have been excluded from the dialogue about us. We have been excluded from participating in the very avenues of advocacy that directly concern us.
Neurodiversity and intersectionality must walk hand in hand with each other, or the entire foundation will be doomed to crumble and implode. To advance progress for disabled people, we must also champion the advancement of progress for all marginalized people.
I am proud to be autistic. It’s not something to be ashamed of. It’s not something to hide. It’s worthy of pride in ourselves and acceptance from others.