Ah, April. Every Autistic’s favorite month. This is sarcasm.
It’s the month where we’re told what an epidemic autism is. And it’s the month where we are tone policed and language-policed every single day. More so than usual. Shocking, I know. We are told to use person first language, even when we speak out against it. If we dare to speak out, we are bullied and silenced.
It’s April first.
Every day I will be told to light it up blue.
Every day I will have puzzle pieces shoved at my face and told I’m merely a puzzle to be solved.
Every day this month, I will be using various pictures and memes to talk about living and thriving as an autistic. To combat light it up blue. To combat awareness. Because frankly, I’ve had enough of your fucking awareness.
It’s time for acceptance.