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.
In the end, whether I’m “crazy” or “just a little unwell,” I have Bipolar Disorder and I am not ashamed. I’m okay with being just a little unwell.
I’m committing to working on apologizing less to control others’ reactions.
Their sometimes-heartwarming, sometimes-funny, always heartfelt lyrics are gender-specific and show us all what positive masculinity can mean.
For those of us men who struggle with mental illness, our masculinity becomes especially less than if we show vulnerability, fear, or any emotions that we’re taught to not show.
Kevin was passionate and unforgettable, but when he was alive, I sometimes only saw his dark side.
And that time when the wrong person saved my life.
Persistence, persistence, persistence.
I didn’t always think I would make it this far.