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

MLA: Zisk, Alyssa Hillary. "Post Title." Yes, That Too. Day Month Year of post. Web. Day Month Year of retrieval.

APA: Zisk, A. H. (Year Month Day of post.) Post Title. [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Carnival of Aces Post List

October is over, November is here, NaNoWriMo is going to eat my soul, and I have a masterpost with all the October Carnival of Aces posts ready for you now. This is the masterpost, FYI.
This would totally have gone up yesterday except it was Autistics Speaking Day and I helped with that too, so this is today instead.
My initial post asking for submissions is here. The theme is Disability and Asexuality.

Anyways, the posts:

Ace-Muslim: "Why don’t you get your hormones checked?": Thoughts on hypothyroidism and asexuality
Adventures in Asexuality: Disability and Asexuality
Another Spoonie: Carnival of Aces - Disability and Asexuality: Take one
Captain Heartless: Chronic Pain & Asexuality: Why Teenager Me Was Convinced I Must Be Heterosexual
Nightengale of Samarkand: Standing on the corner of disability and asexuality, watching all the activists go by
Thræn Thraen: AAW 2013: Asexuality, Disability, and Intersectionality
Yes, That Too: Asexuality and Disability for the Carnival of Aces

Last but not least, I found this gem on DSM-CRIP that totally fits. It talks about how asexual groups (and sometimes other groups) approach being medicalized and how this sometimes hurts disabled people. I know the essay didn't come from the carnival or anything, but it came out in October and it's on-topic and I think you should see it.

If you did a thing and I missed you, or if you forgot/emergencied/whatever and are a little late, come back and let me know so I can fix?


  1. Did you miss my submission? I thought I got it in on time but maybe not.

    1. Sorry, brain fart. You should be in now.

    2. No worries, just glad to be included. What a great bunch of posts!

  2. I had submitted two posts (via e-mail):


I reserve the right to delete comments for personal attacks, derailing, dangerous comparisons, bigotry, and generally not wanting my blog to be a platform for certain things.