The concept of an environmental body versus a body that is an environmental risk meets at the intersection of many marginalized identities. Pristine wilderness environments have been set aside to "protect" them from some bodies while being made available to other bodies as a means of obtaining a transcendent experience in nature. What factors are considered in what bodies are considered Environmental Risk?
Month: June 2022
Autistic Masking (Transcript ep 3 Autism and The Human Podcast)
This episode is about Autistic Masking, and how you can make it easier for Autistic people to unmask. Autistic masking causes anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Yet it continues to be considered by many to be the ultimate goal for autistic individuals. How can we make classrooms, homes, workplaces and society in general safe places for autistic people to unmask?
Power Dynamics, Pathologization, and Paradigm Shifts: The Neurodiversity Paradigm (Transcript of ep. 2 of Autism and The Human podcast)
In this episode, I explore the vocabulary of the neurodiversity paradigm. This will include a deep dive into Nick Walker's "Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities."
Autism and The Human Episode 1: Limbic, Liminal, Labels and Language: The Language of Autism (Published June 6, 2022)- Transcript of Podcast
n this episode, I talk about the language of autism. The existence of an Autistic Lexicon helps establish Autism as a cultural identity. I discuss terms such as Changeling, Asperger's, Aspie, Autist etc. This includes a breakdown of why Hans Asperger sucked. I also talk about the social model of disability versus the medical model.