i make a comic about a serious thing really poorly!
but seriously, i see/hear these snide comments all over youtube/facebook, and i started making this! sorry if its a bit confusing >v<”
and my handwriting sucks too, but i hope the point gets across!
Hi! You’re a great artist and I’m glad you put this together.
I know you’re only 14 (as is given in the bio on your page), so I’m going to be as gentle as possible when discussing this. Because you’re young and I know when I was young, I said some things that I felt strongly but weren’t accurate.
I’m coming at this from the vantage point of being a fellow autistic person who has two autistic children. I love that you’re doing your best here to promote neurodiversity, because I think that’s your goal here.
But the idea of functioning labels is really bad (high/low functioning, etc). The idea that some autistic people function better than others as if we’re machines rather than living, breathing, people who are worthy of love and respect is not a good thing. There’s some more info here. And here.
Not all people who are diagnosed with Asperger’s have a special talent, as is indicated in your comic. I think most of us have something we’re passionate about, but we’re not always super talented in that particular interest. Savants (those of us who have genius level talent in a variety of fields) make up a very small percentage of autistic people.
Autism is a spectrum, yes, but it’s more like a color wheel, as someone explained it earlier today (and if someone can link me to that, I’d love you forever, because I can’t find it right off). We all have strengths and weaknesses and none are better than the others. There are people that you would see as low functioning who are far better writers than I am. There are people that you might see as high functioning who come home from a day at work and just fall into a shutdown because they can’t deal anymore (hello! That’s me!!!!).
Also, I know you probably didn’t mean this, but the word “stupid” is a bit ableist, in that it posits a high IQ as better than a low IQ. There are some of us who are cognitively disabled and that’s not a bad thing. I know that you probably didn’t mean it that way, but that’s how it came across.
Again, I think that you’re a fabulous artist and super talented, and I hope that you don’t think I dislike you or am angry at you, because I’m not. I’ve tried to not be patronizing at all, but I know that sometimes that happens anyways when I talk to someone who has a significant age difference from me.
Also it’s cisgender, not cisgendered. And those “sexuality/gender spectrums” are offensive. The use of the word “normal” is really offensive and gross and you use ableist slurs that aren’t yours to use.
An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures
The show is called ‘All or Nothing’
Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.
my hand slipped
↳ H → husband & wife/happily married (2002- present)
”When we’re home, we’re a married couple. When we’re on set, we’re actors and we’re working. We understand each other and have a great deal of respect for each other and for each other’s work. I was talking to our director, Guillermo Navarro, and he said, ‘You know, this is really weird.’ I said, ‘What’s weird about it?’ and he said, ‘Usually when I work with spouses, they’re competitive and the two of you are not competitive at all, you’re respectful and you support each other.’ And again it’s that thing that I get to work with Laurence Fishburne. What actor in their right mind does not want to work with Laurence Fishburne? He is phenomenal, warm and gifted, and so that’s what I get to do.” - Gina Torres (on working with her husband on Hannibal)
how in the motherfuck was i unaware that these two were married? what the fuck am i doing with my life?
omfg i had no idea
this is new to me
BLACK NERD ROYAL COUPLE