To me, the difference between real and perceived political correctness is about institutional power.
For many years, I couldn’t naturally smile. But today my smile is big, wide, and earned.
Music can’t solve everything, but it has helped me heal more than anything else in my life.
I’m grateful that today I have the clarity and empathy to not treat people as I’ve been treated.
How spiritual recovery changed my life and my music tastes.
An autistic man reconciles years of bad memories with the help of one friend and a concert.
Josh Friedberg explains why the world needs more autistic people like him—and more accepted creative work from people labeled as not creative.
My amazing story of family, music, and pride.
Being in marginalized groups does not preclude me from having privilege in different areas of my life.
Some reasons why I choose gratitude as an Autistic person–and some situations that exemplify it.
Unpacking my issues with anger and sensitivity.
Reverse racism, reverse sexism, and reverse homophobia aren’t real because there’s no institutional power to back them up as forms of oppressing whites, men, and heterosexuals.
Impact matters far more than intent.
My mother is my hero.
Internalized oppression, including internalized ableism, can make one hate oneself.
Toni Morrison’s recent death got me thinking about not only her work’s meaning for marginalized groups, including African Americans and/or women, but also what her works teach whites about race.