If we correctly acknowledge recent and ongoing anti-trans, and particularly anti-trans youth, legislation, as well as longstanding c/overt efforts to genetically detect, isolate, and destroy this nebulous monster called “autism” in ever-younger children as well as fetuses in utero, as eugenics, we see that efforts at “curing” autism and denials of trans childrens’ bodily autonomy are not merely efforts to stymy individual behavior, but efforts to shape a future in which we never existed in the first place.
What behavior can be positively, or neutrally, attributed to neurodivergence, and what (regardless of attribution) is neither positive nor neutral, and must be improved in order to live in good faith with other human beings?
Busy. I’ve been busy. I don’t think I’ve ever been so busy in my life before –– between thesis-writing, grad-school applying, and the perhaps-irresponsible number of commitments (zine included!) I’ve thrown myself into full-force this semester, I’ve struggled to find the time for extensive personal writing. Honestly, I’ve struggled to find the mental space forContinue reading “where have you been?”
What if we taught each other how to practice a therapy better than therapy, one based on shared respect and shared struggle?
Less than three weeks remain until I’m off returning to Connecticut, back to my own bed; for the first time, I have no true exams, only papers and projects, and I am beyond thrilled. For now, though, I am stuck in the midst of projects for each of my classes, but working particularly (and, someContinue reading “diagnostic self-determination (#redinstead)”
This was the first major election in which I was old enough to vote.
[O]ne of the wildly popular show’s best episodes –– Tea at the Treedome (S1) –– is perhaps the best conveyance of the social model of disability and solutions to access barriers other than “cure” I have ever seen on childrens’ television.
There was a period of time in my life –– specifically, prior to my first contact with trans-supportive physical environments –– when I regarded gender creativity as such with suspicion. This was true even and especially once I myself was trans. I could not understand people my age and older whose genders were not soContinue reading “baking gender from scratch”
“Individual interventions […] do nothing to unstick the roots of suicidal ideation in society at large.”
Content Note: this post contains references to misogynistic, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic and especially transmisogynistic violence of all kinds, including murder, rape, and physical abuse on these bases. There is also discussion of sex and genitalia in this article, and the mention of misogynistic language. Proceed with caution. I’m going to talk about discursive violence andContinue reading “dangerous discourses and trans visibility”