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Swings (Part 1)

The box is what takes the myriad of people who share the characteristics known as autistic, and draws jagged lines straight through the middle of us.

I am a ‘true’ autistic buried under layers of ‘nonautistic’ as much as I am a ‘true’ nonautistic buried under layers of ‘autistic’.

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Autism is not the imprisoning box […] The box is what takes the myriad of full, whole, varied, and beautiful people who share the characteristics known as autistic, and draws jagged lines and boundaries straight through the middle of us in ways that cut like a knife […] It defines some characteristics as okay for autistic people to have, and others as definitely not okay […]

Mel Baggs