Tag Archives: oppression

Calling Trump “crazy” is lazy, ableist and counterproductive

This is going to sound repetitive for anyone who read my last blog post, but throwing around language about mental illness like this, without evidence, is not okay. Not ever. And when it’s about someone like Donald Trump, it carries even more power. Continue reading

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Your pro gun control rhetoric is dangerous for people like me

Mental illness has become a scapegoat for systemic violence, and I’m scared for my friends. Continue reading

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I am invisible

There is almost nothing written about nonverbal learning disorder in adults. Almost nothing.¬†What little there is, is written by the so-called “experts” – psychologists and the like, often about how to recognize it in adults, or tips for surviving the … Continue reading

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We need an anti-oppressive analysis of depression

After my last blog post was published, someone pointed out that depression is not usually included in the popular definition of “neurodivergence”. The term is often used by people with autism to explain the fact that they are not sick … Continue reading

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