I started university one autumn, returned home for Christmas, and being around all my loved ones again quickly made me realise I’m not as confident as I’d like to be when it comes to openly dealing with social justice issues and problematic attitudes, so I thought I might as well rant to the internet. Every so often I re-resolve to blog once a week, but in reality I often drop the ball so posts can be sporadic! I’m also around on Twitter, where updates are sometimes more regular.
Feedback is always appreciated, and in particular, please let me know if I mess up concerning marginalised groups I’m not a part of. I’m an autistic woman, as you’ve probably guessed by this point, but aside from that I have quite a lot of privileges, by which I mean I’m white, straight, cis, to my knowledge I don’t have any other disabilities, etc. I feel like my feminism has developed so much in the two years since I started this blog, and I’ve also been more involved with feminism IRL during that time, so I continue to learn (and unlearn!) more every day!
Also, because I haven’t expressly mentioned it yet, I am pro-neurodiversity. I don’t want a cure; I want to be accepted for who I am. I follow the social model of disability; that is to say, I am disabled because current society is designed by and for abled people to the exclusion of others, therefore society disables me.
Thanks for reading!
*I’ve constantly been yo-yo-ing around with anonymity, so limited personal info is scattered around in various links and comments, but for personal reasons I’m now more careful about that stuff, so please don’t spread it everywhere. Thanks! If you’ve ended up here and think you might know me IRL, this is the page for you.)