Neuroqueer theory is the idea that one can subvert normality by expressing and embodying the Self in ways that break free from the constraints of colonial society. It is aContinue reading “Neuroqueer theory and the advent of social DEcontructivism”
Category Archives: Society
What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?
As a Schizophrenic person, I see many talk about me as being mentally “ill” and in need of medicine. I do take medication, but for me, medication usage is similarContinue reading “What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?”
A Schizophrenic woman was dead three years before being found: Here’s why that happened
This article will be upsetting to read. Click here to read the news story. Laura Winham was a Schizophrenic woman. I don’t know much about her, but I can imagineContinue reading “A Schizophrenic woman was dead three years before being found: Here’s why that happened”
The privilege of being neuroqueer
I have, for some time now, discussed neuroqueer theory (as conceptualised by Nick Walker and her colleagues), adding my own takes to the emerging liberatory thoughts of a blossoming post-normalContinue reading “The privilege of being neuroqueer”
Understanding Autistic mental health in a broader context
We often discuss anxiety and depression amongst the Autistic population. Some such as myself and Autistic and Living the Dream have pushed to get lesser discussed mental health concerns intoContinue reading “Understanding Autistic mental health in a broader context”
Spectrum 10k will never be acceptable: Here is why
During my time in the Autistic community, I often heard murmurings of eugenics projects, but in all honesty, I was unaware of the reality of just how many sought toContinue reading “Spectrum 10k will never be acceptable: Here is why”
A brief history of Spectrum 10k
In the summer of 2021, it was announced that a new study would be seeking the DNA of 10,000 Autistic people and their families. They wanted to do this toContinue reading “A brief history of Spectrum 10k”
Spectrum 10k researchers have given up on hiding their eugenics agenda
CW: Termination of pregnancies, amniocentesis, pre-natal testing, eugenics Edit: This is just a focus group at this point, but it is terrifying none-the-less. Spectrum 10k is being run by aContinue reading “Spectrum 10k researchers have given up on hiding their eugenics agenda”
Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?
When we consider harm reduction strategies for drug-users, we often think about education on the safer use of drugs. Things such as safer injection practices and “tasting the hit” toContinue reading “Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?”
Autistic drug-users and the lack of solid guidance in support services
This research essay delves into the lack of clear clinical guidance on the support of Neurodivergent substance users and some of the factors at play in Neurodivergent drug-use.
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