Note For Anyone Writing About Me

Guide to Writing About Me

I am an Autistic person,not a person with autism. I am also not Aspergers. The diagnosis isn't even in the DSM anymore, and yes, I agree with the consolidation of all autistic spectrum stuff under one umbrella. I have other issues with the DSM.

I don't like Autism Speaks. I'm Disabled, not differently abled, and I am an Autistic activist. Self-advocate is true, but incomplete.

Citing My Posts

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Saturday, April 6, 2013




Or do I dare refuse
The statements
Of what makes writers?

Am I not the writer I think I am?
Or are the rules not so hard as you believe?

1 comment:

  1. Holy S--t Alyssa! You beat me to my own poem. Years ago in college as a Lit. major I learned about the many different ways of judging/rating a writers work. Flow, grammar, popularity, profoundness, depth are just a few. Some even contradict each other. Art is so subjective. It may be even more difficult for us (Aspie here) as communication is often challenging, especially with neurotypicals and in person. I remember sometimes showing classmates my work and at first being accused of plagiarism because they thought it was so good. I guess they thought that if I was so bad at talking I must be bad at writing too. Especially in poetry, "rules" are not absolute.


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