Let us never shy away from difficult self questioning
What we give up, what we gain
We must reflect on what we normalize in the public sphere
I don’t want to be Snuffleupagus anymore
The damage wrought by our contrived despair or detached indifference
An invitation to be a better collective
We are mired in exclusionary practices
We are fundamentally altered by what we observe
Autistic people are expected to be productive cogs in a wheel that turns for the abled.
Why should the price of staying connected to all of you be autism erasure?