The biggest problem with this boy
is that he doesn’t seem to believe
that he’s beautiful.
This is a problem, of course,
because he knocks the wind out of you
every time he so much as looks at you
and you can’t help but think
that if he understood his own radiance
he would never touch you
Do you know any good fiction (books, movies, games…) about autistic main characters? Autistic women, especially?
On The Edge of Gone is a great dystopian/sci-fi novel about an autistic woman, written by Corinne Duyvis, who is also autistic.
L.C. Mawson also has a handful of sci-fi/fantasy novels with autistic protagonists. She herself is also autistic, and her personal blog is @myautisticpov.
Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann is more of a middle-grade book, written about an undiagnosed autistic (although I believe they use “Asperger syndrome") girl, but the author is also autistic and the representation is pretty good.
In terms of video games, Overwatch has an Indian autistic woman character named Symmetra. I don’t know if any of our mods have played this game, but we’ve heard positive things about it from our followers.
I’m sure some of our followers know of more good autism representation. Followers, does anyone have any recommendations for anon?
If you ever get the idea that it is the responsibility of raped, battered, mentally/physically/sexually abused and violated women to help, educate, mend or heal men who rape, abuse, violate boundaries and get off from the pain, subjugation and degradation of women I suggest you take that thought and burn it till nothing is left, not even ash. Many women already do so much in the fight for their right to something they already should have an unconditional right to, and many women do feel the pressure to educate and try to heal men who are a danger to them. Do not reinforce this pressure. Put the responsibility where it belongs. Stop forgiving men for the hurt they cause. Stop making excuses for them. Start caring about women who suffer.
Women of Color in Thriller/Mystery/Fantasy TV Shows!
Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills on Sleepy Hollow
Meagan Tandy as Braeden on Teen Wolf
Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney on Gotham
Angela Bassett as Romana Royale on American Horror Story Hotel
Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries
KeKe Palmer as Zayday on Scream Queens
Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher on Ash Vs. Evil Dead
Danai Gurira as Michonne on The Walking Dead
Viola Davis as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder
Kelita Smith as Warren on Z Nation