Tuesday, November 1, 2016

You call me expressive and miss the struggle it takes

I don’t want to hear that I’m expressive.

I want to learn that it’s okay to never be able coordinate my movements when I turn toward a door frame, resulting in the inevitable collision. I want to learn that I can focus on my movements, unapologetically Autistic in the ways my hands move, slowing to let myself tap invisible pianos and move my hands back and forth to the music.

I want people to learn to value diversity in communication and movement. I want people to make the effort to understand me, as I make the effort to understand them. I want people to learn that the ways I speak and move are, now and always, acceptable and valid.

*This is an old post because the past few months have been chaotic!

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU for your words. It was so refreshing to read. I hope it soaks in for others who read it as well.


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