I too was yelled at, scolded, and punished for being my Autistic me when i was a child, i too was taught to hate my disabilities. Now i know better. being disabled is not wrong. We are not broken, or damaged, or burdens or tragedies. I am proud of who i am and who i have become.
By Ivanova Smith
I am happy being the way I am.
I live being autistic.
I love the movements I make.
I love the stims.
I love my spastic excitement.
I did not always feel this way because I was taught to hate who I am I was taught to hate my disability. Those days were hard but I learned to see the good in who I am when I got older and realized that it give me abilities that love! I love the art ability it gives me. I love passion I receive that makes me energy to do the work I do. It give the passion for history, art, disability justice, politics. I love the way it makes me stay intoned to my childhood passions.
I wish that society would see autism the way I see it. I wish they could see what we can do. I wish…
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