chaos is in me
one step closer to the edge
trying not to fall
wraps word order wrong and fails
to stop the echo
chaos surrounds me Read more…
closing in fog and laughing
when i disappear
I call myself autistic but if you call me a person with autism, I don’t mind. If you compare me to a puzzle it is ok. I think you are like a puzzle too.
I don’t speak for all autistic people. I don’t think anyone can.
I understand the reasons why person-first language can be damaging, and the importance of letting people know why that is. If you don’t know, Google it. You will understand too. Better yet, read the article Identity-First Language by Lydia Brown. It contains a well written analysis of why it is harmful to use Read more…