obsessedalot asked: My nephew is autistic. His parents are really good about educating him and working with the autism instead of against it. It is inspirational to see that someone with autism is getting higher education. So thanks for being you.

Are you aware that you are addressing a 31-year-old (two spirited) woman who already has a degree, works at a college, and is continuing higher education? The tone of this is unbelievably condescending. The fact that I feel like it’s now necessary to list my accomplishments in order to “prove” I’m a Real Person, instead of whatever the fuck you apparently think I represent to you and the allistic members of your family in regards to your hopes for your autistic nephew…yeah, this shit is triggering as fuck.

First of all, do NOT use “person first” language to describe me. I’m an Autistic person, NOT “someone with autism”. I am not separable from autism, and in a world that seems very invested in “curing” me, such language is unacceptable.

Second of all, in a world that outlines an Acceptable Narrative for Disability in which the purpose of my existence is seen as An Inspiration For People More Fortunate Than Poor, Afflicted Me, referring to me as “an inspiration” is unacceptable.

Thirdly

YOU HAVE JUST SENT ME A MESSAGE BASICALLY THANKING ME FOR NOT BEING A USELESS RETARD.

MAYBE THIS WOULD BE LESS TRIGGERING IF I HADN’T SPENT A YEAR BEING APPLAUDED FOR TYING MY SHOES AND WIPING MY ASS BY A FUCKED UP, UNDERMINING, GASLIGHTING “THERAPIST”.

I AM NOT YOUR INSPIRATION PORN.

I AM NOT YOUR INSPIRATION PORN.

I AM NOT YOUR INSPIRATION PORN.

Now, I’m going to go attempt to collect myself and have the social get together I’d had planned for today.

Just…wow.