Steve Silberman got into researching and writing about the history of ableist bullshit, specifically toward autistic people, because as a gay man he recognized a commonality in the way we’re treated as outsiders, as aliens, as less than. Regardless of why that is.
Even as a cis, white, allistic gay man, he was able to listen to the ways that another group got fucked with and be like, “gee, I should listen to them and look into this, I can relate to their experiences.”
And just something about the contrast between that, and the way some people in our community treat aces who make the horrifying mistake of talking about how they experience oppression around being ace, is really standing out to me tonight.
Ok but the fact that Mari legit said “Kanan was born shining” kinda attests to how highly she thinks of her? You don’t really say that about something unless you actually mean it? And it makes sense because Kanan was the the confident, outspoken one in her life who helped push her to do things she may not have done herself. Though they were young when they first met, it was Kanan’s unabashed friendliness that stuck with Mari.
Like Kanan may have issues with personal forgiveness and seeing herself as a good person given what has transpired between them, but Mari still thinks Kanan is someone who shines just by being who she is. Literally no one loves and believes in her more than Mari does, and I think that’s just so great because it really shows how deeply they’re intertwined in each other’s lives.
I honestly haven’t been in this community long but I see nothing but positivity and good people here.
I haven’t been here long but I know how much jack is nothing but a good person.
Because of this channel that he created, so many people have come together and connected and helped each other. They make sure that no one will get hurt and are always kind to each other and this is probably because of how jack acts.
Jack cares so much for this community that he always makes sure that everyone is good to each other, he makes sure he gets to appreciate what we’ve done for him every. single. day.
And this is why I look up to him.
This is why I make sure I get to see him every single day.
He’s the reason why I’m always energised. He’s the reason why I get to smile at least once each day.
And so this is where I wanna say thank you.
I may have a good life but you make it even greater, Jack :D
But i’m also really grateful for everyone in this community, for treating me so well, for being such good and kind people.
Thank you guys so much for making me look forward to every single day.
I hope I get to make someone else smile too just like how you guys have made me smile :D
and since these last weeks have been the absolute worst for me, i wanna say thank you guys for making my days better when i’ve been down in the dumps.
okay real talk i asked my mom what she wants for christmas and she said ‘an end table’ and that’s a real lame present so i’m just gonna build one as a gift for all those times she taught me how to be a human being
Soo this weekend, err, here in like a few minutes I think, me and my family or going outta toowwwn sooo no internet
I won’t be back on until sundayy
Like later sundaay I think