symbol of infinity

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The infinity symbol is an important symbol of the autistic/neurodiverse community: rather than implying that autistic people are ‘broken’ or 'missing something’ like the puzzle piece does, the infinity symbol celebrates the inclusion of all kinds of minds. And all kinds of minds includes NeuroQueer ones.

(Yeah, I’m probably getting one of these for myself pretty soon… )

As always, if we don’t have your flag up already, message and we’ll get it added for you!

Meet AutistiCat! 

I’ve been seeing a lot of conversation lately about how much autistic people relate to cats and how we should have a cat as our symbol instead of the dreaded puzzle piece or the rainbow infinity symbol alone since that’s a general neurodiversity symbol. So I created AutistiCat whom I propose for our new symbol!

AutistiCat has the rainbow infinity sign as a bow tie to represent neurodiversity and is a silhouette of a black cat to represent us autistic people with its tail curled into a heart to represent the love within the autistic community and to counter the stereotypes that we are loveless, emotionless robots. 

Use AutistiCat however you please! I would love for this to catch on as the symbol of autism so that we can have our own symbol that isn’t steeped in ableism. 

Make this your profile pic! Use it as a banner! Make art with it! Spread it around!

Let’s make this catch on as our symbol!

Ra’Haj,  the fun-loving and romantic cleric with devilish charm . 

Ra’Haj comes from a tiefling tribe in the feywild. He was banished from the tribe once they had found he worships Cyric, the Mad God of Trickery. Though Cyric is often associated with conflict and deception, Ra’Haj is not an evil fellow. He just enjoys to play pranks on people and have a general good time. 

This character was commissioned by: Richard, who sadly informed me that the lovely Ra’Haj died during battle. He will be sorely missed indeed!

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Things have been crazy lately so I just wanted to take a moment and remind you to love yourself because you are important!  No matter who you are or where you come from! Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise!

I decided to make a step by step “How-to Jenny’s Witchy Brew” for Self Love ~ Rose Soy Milk Tea <3

Things you will need:

-Rose Tea: I get mine at 99 Ranch Market but it’s essentially just dried rose hips so if you have rose hips that you can dry out, that will work too! You will want to use 6-8 rose buds, the more you add the stronger the flavor!

-Organic Soy Milk: This can be regular milk or almond milk, I prefer unsweetened organic soy milk. If you decide to use soy make sure it’s organic! Brands such as ‘Silk’ isn’t good, even if they claim it’s organic, for some reason it burns and wont cook right. It’s gotta be the real deal! For this recipe you only need 1 cup.

-Honey: Any kind of organic honey will do, if you have herbal honey that’s even better for adding more florals to your tea! I usually add about 2-3 teaspoons, but feel free to add to taste!

-Cinnamon & Nutmeg: This is optional! I like to add just a pinch of both spices to add a little kick to my tea. If you don’t care for spice try ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract instead!

-Sugar: This is also optional, I like my tea to be a little on the sweet side & since we are using organic unsweetened soy milk it helps to really sweeten it up! I only use barely a ½ teaspoon,  but just add to taste!

-Small Pot

-Mesh Strainer: For removing the flowers once it’s cooked.

-Your Favorite Mug! Mine is a black mug with my astrological sign gold leafed into it!

Before starting, take a moment to close your eyes, clear your mind, breathe deeply through your nose and slowly release through your mouth (do this a few times). Visualize letting go of any negativity or weight you may be carrying on your shoulders…now…

<3 LET’S GET BREWING! <3

1- Pour soy milk into pot, turn heat on low

2- Add rose tea, gently crumble a couple of the buds

3- Add cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar

4- Add desired amount of honey; while you slowly drizzle it in feel free to draw symbols with it such as hearts or infinity symbols- whatever you feel is right for helping to instill your manifestations of self love into your tea!

5- Stir your brew clockwise! While slowly stirring visualize the self love that this tea will bring you & say some positive affirmations about yourself such as:

“I love the person I am, I am strong & caring, I am creative, I am beautiful inside and out…” say whatever best suits your needs for self love and take a moment to appreciate the wonderful person you are! <3

6- Let your tea brew for approximately 10 minutes on low stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. DON’T LET IT BOIL! You want to create an infusion of the flowers which means a longer slower heating process. Boiling will mean scorching the flowers and milk!

7- You’ll notice the rose buds will begin to loose their color, remove your brew from the heat to let it cool and allow the tea to steep for about 3 minutes.

8- Remove roses with mesh strainer and compost.

Enjoy!
As you drink, visualize your tea as a pink white healing light of love and remember your affirmations taking deep breaths in-between each sip! <3

I hope you all enjoyed this & that your tea was delicious & full of positive energy! Feel free to try making this with other flowers which have different properties such as: lavender & chamomile for happiness and relaxation!

Much Love <3

I finally finished autisticat! I spent most of my vacation hyper-fixating on finishing this little kitter cat. I have one (this one) available on Etsy here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/531490840/autisticat-plush?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=autisticat&ref=sr_gallery_1

EDIT: This kitty got sold! I’m thinking about making custom autisticats. If you’d like to purchase one send me a message on Etsy and I’ll speak to you about it. I can make an original one or you can change the colors to your liking, etc.

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anonymous asked:

Why do you hate semi colon tattoos so much??

They look stupid, they’re lazy, they’re badly thought out, they’re LAZY, they’re patronizing to people with mental illnesses, and they’re fucking LAZY. 

Congrats, you saw a trend of people getting the simplest tattoo possible and claiming it’s for mental health awareness so you hopped on the bandwagon and tried to say that the tattoo was personal to YOU and YOUR LIFE, when it’s not. You have the exact same tattoo as a million other people. It’s not personal, you’re just not creative and you wanted to follow a trend.

My mental illness destroyed me. My mental illness almost killed me. My mental illness, should I choose to embody it in a tattoo that will be on my body forever, is more deserving of something unique and special than an upside down circle on top of a slightly squigglier circle on my wrist that a million other people have.

Grow up. Learn to think for yourself. 

And by the way, a semicolon doesn’t mean “when the author could have ended the sentence but chose not to uwu” it fucking indicates a pause between two main clauses in a sentence. 

I just saw yet another person griping about autistics “romanticizing autism” and it only makes me more determined to be openly and proudly autistic. it’s not “romanticizing” it, it’s loving myself in a society that told me not to.

Crystal Grid Patterns

Hexagonal grids can be used for any intention because quartz crystal system is also hexagonal it is preferred to use quartz as the center stone around that center stone place your other stones at the 6 around the perimeter of the hexagon by drawing your own template you will be making your grade much stronger you can leave your template under your grid or you can carefully slide it out after you place your crystals it’s totally up to you.

The Flower of Life grid is created by overlapping evenly spaced circles this pattern can also be used for any intention you can simply just place your center stone and then put your other stones around the design wherever you feel the need to but remember to keep it symmetrical.

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The five pointed star is good for protection and purification of the energies in many cultures a five-pointed star helps with higher state of consciousness and deep meditation. Place your center stone and then put your other stones at each point.

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The square grid can add a dimension of stability to your environment and protection again just place your center stone and the grid stones at each point.

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The spiral grid is good for expansion creativity and feminine energy to place the stones in the spiral place your center stone in the middle or at the beginning point of the spiral and read it out loud with the positioning of the other stones. The phi spiral works best.

The infinity symbol grid is used to bring about endless abundance of anything like prosperity love health and wealth among others it is a symbol of unity perfection in the incident and the Earth’s cycles this bread is perfect for bringing about prosperity and abundance in any area of your life your center stone should be placed directly in the intersection and the other stones positioning along the perimeter of the design.

*writen in my own word from notes I made in CRYSTAL GRIDS by HIBISCUS MOON*

Remember to support your autistic trans siblings this month (as you should be doing all year around, but especially so in April).

Wear red, not blue. Infinity symbols, not puzzle pieces. #RedInstead, not #LightUpBlue. Aim for and promote acceptance, not awareness.

I will be blogging extra much about autism related stuff over at my main blog @00queer this month, for those interested. And you’re always welcome to come talk to me over there about autistic topics if you want to.

the performance unit’s names are so meaningful. hoshi (ほし) is star in japanese, the8 means unlimited possibilities because a sideways 8 is an infinity symbol, jun (俊) means outstanding talent, and dino means APPRECIATE ME YOU MUSHY RICE BALLS

The ouroboros is traditionally depicted as a serpent or dragon in the process of swallowing its own tail, resulting in the formation of a circle. Unsurprisingly the ouroboros is most often regarded as a symbol of infinity and renewal, though it is also widely interpreted to be demonstrating the principles of cyclical transformation and the creation of life through death. It has also been used as a symbol for totality, self-sufficiency, androgyny, mercury, and truth.

Listen to autistic people.

Don’t support Autism Speaks. Don’t ‘Light it Up Blue’ this April. Go red instead and support autistic people and our voices.

[ Image Description: A picture with a red background and a rainbow coloured neurodiversity ‘infinity’ symbol in the middle. In front of the neurodiversity symbol is a drawing of an autistic person stimming. 

They are wearing red headphones, a red pendant chew necklace, and a grey hoodie. A red tangle is poking out of the hoodie pocket. They are smiling with their eyes closed and stimming by flapping their hands. 

On the top of the picture, above the symbol, it says in capital letters “Listen to autistic people”. Below the symbol, at the bottom of the picture, it says “#REDinstead for Autism Acceptance”.

This is version 2. Version 1 of this picture with just the symbol and no person can be found here: version 1 link

I wanted to make a picture for Autism Acceptance and anti “autism awareness” this April so here it is.

Favorite Adam moments

It’s Adam Parrish’s birthday and since he’s a character that has made me bite my fingernails and yell at the page and grin like an idiot and maybe even get a moist eye or two (this despite being spoiled to his ending), here are some of my favorite Adam moments in (I think) chronological order:

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So I never post on Tumblr anymore but I felt like this needed to be put here.

I’m really bad at infographics, but someone asked a question in a group I’m in that merited this one being created.

We always talk a lot about why certain organisations are bad and others are good in the autistic community, but what we don’t usually do is establish where most of those good organisations are and what the GREAT ones are doing on top of that.

Here’s a handy guide we can use when examining local and national organisations! It is in no way comprehensive, of course.

(And yes, it does have a copyright with my real name on it because I really don’t want this being shared without proper credit.)

[Image description: Infographic with title ‘A Guide for Identifying Good Autism Organizations (and how they can improve!)’.

© 2017 Samantha Perry

There is a table with two columns labelled ‘Baseline’ and 'Better’. The text from left to right in each row is transcribed below.

Does the organization have multiple autistic people in their leadership?

Is the organization founded by or run entirely by autistic people?

Does the organization use proper language (identity-first, no functioning labels)?

Does the organization actively renounce and denounce person-first language and functioning labels?

Does the organization avoid imagery such as puzzle pieces or ‘light it up blue’?

Does the organization use neurodiversity imagery such as the rainbow infinity symbol?

Does the organization support legislation that benefits autistic people and reject legislation that harms them?

Does the organization actively campaign for/ against legislation that impacts the autistic community, and encourage civic participation (calling lawmakers, protesting, etc.)?

Does the organization focus on supporting autistic people through self-advocacy?

Does the organization denounce ‘treatments’ and ‘cures’ for autistic people?

Does the organization fundraise only to support its daily operation and not for ‘research’ or ‘treatments’?

Does the organization fundraise to directly benefit autistic people and their families in the local community?

Does the organization validate self-diagnosed autistic people and communicate reasons why many autistic people may be self-diagnosed?

Does the organization actively include self-diagnosed people and work to create solutions within the medical community that reduce barriers to diagnosis?

Does the organization acknowledge autistic adults exist?

Does the organization involve, support, and validate autistic people of all ages?

Is the organization focused on helping autistic people rather than focusing on families and caregivers?

Is the organization focused on pioneering coping strategies and self-advocacy for autistic people, regardless of age or ability?]

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Some people expressed interest in an inclusive symbol of the autism community. Some suggested the letter A with the neurodivergent rainbow infinity as the horizontal line. As I thought that could be confused with other symbols, I instead worked the letter A into an infinity symbol.

I call this Aufinity! Combining “autism” and “infinity” for an easy to search tag. If anyone uses it, tag it aufinity so I can see and reblog!

You can see here that one of the cross sections is playing the horizontal line of the A - I also crossed the different segments of the line in order to maintain the way infinity symbols often do.

The A is predominately red in reference to #redinstead and solidarity towards self advocacy among the autistic community. The line making up this image goes through the full gradient of the rainbow in order to represent the spectrum of individuals with neurodivergencies.

I’m hoping that those who felt Autisticat didn’t represent them would appreciate this symbol instead, though there’s always room to use and enjoy both.

If there’s any issues with this symbol, let me know. If you would like a header or icon or other graphic made, just ask. I’d be more than happy.

Ok I have notice something interesting so the mv was talking about DNA but have u guys notice something that DNA is similar to infinity symbol

DNA

Infinity symbol

Then dna “ infinity ” symbol appear on this part


None of this is a coincidence"
Because we’re the two who found our destiny
DNA “ and this part only km sing it

Back ground yellow? Hmmmm…


Coincidence?

Note this my opinion don’t take it seriously

[Image Description: A drawing of the disabled symbol (a person leaning forward in a wheelchair) with an upside down American flag attached to the back of the wheelchair. Inside the wheel of the symbol’s wheelchair is the neurodiversity symbol (a rainbow gradient infinity symbol). Above and below the image in all capital letters are the words “Don’t forget the disabled, chronically ill, and neurodivergent in your battle for justice. Many of us will be fighting for our lives.”]

I haven’t seen many people talking about how the disabled are going to be negatively effected by the Trump Administration. 

Obamacare has allowed for many chronically ill people to keep seeing doctors and therapists and keep taking necessary medication by lowering or eliminating co-payments on these necessities. Without Obamacare many people will no longer be able to afford to keep up their health, or may be driven to poverty by paying for treatments. It is likely that the Trump Administration will try to pass bills that make it harder or impossible for many people to access healthcare. 

Some of us are in the marches and protests, and some of us would love to be able to fight that way but can’t.

Help our voices be heard: if you’re orchestrating a protest, work to make it accessible to as many people as possible. If you’re writing an article about oppressed communities who are scared and in danger because of the Trump administration, mention us. Make signs about us. Fight bills that could hurt us. In conversations about disability, listen to us, don’t speak over us. Most importantly, respect us. 

Keep fighting the good fight.