People told me not to call myself a ‘victim’ after my rape. Here’s why I refused. – Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

My experience somewhat mirrors this woman’s. The onus is on the rape victim or survivor to immediately snap back and be whole. My rapist like her rapist will never be caught or punished but I… Source: People told me not to call myself a ‘victim’ after my rape. Here’s why I refused. – Espiritu en …

Social Support, Well-being, and Quality of Life Among Individuals on the Autism Spectrum | SUPPLEMENT ARTICLES | Pediatrics

Diverse theoretical perspectives 1–3 and empirical findings 4,5 reveal development as a complex interaction between nature and nurture, yet the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is used to classify neurodevelopmental disability mainly on the basis of individual-level social dysfunction.   Self-advocates have organized the neurodiversity movement to reclaim autism as a part of identity (eg, …

Short-Form, Long-Shot – When the usual path to literary greatness is… cut off – Just Under Your Radar

I’m dictating this as I drive in my car, on my way to buy supper that I have to cook at 7:03 PM. I stayed in bed too long after my afternoon nap between 4:15 and 6 o’clock, because frankly lying in… Source: Short-Form, Long-Shot – When the usual path to literary greatness is… cut …

Autistic teens get new Shanghai coffee shop

A Shanghai nonprofit group that ran a coffee shop to teach autistic adolescents how to interact with others said on Sunday it has found a new location and will reopen soon, after being forced to close over a rent issue. Source: Autistic teens get new Shanghai coffee shop