Black, fat, neuroatypical, Ugandan American, straight, cis woman | social justice and stuff
It’s important to talk about how vaccines don’t cause autism, but can we please also talk about how much people must hate autism if they’d rather expose their child to polio, measles and chickenpox than autism?
THIS. I feel like asking every anti-vac parent “Why would you rather have a dead child than an autistic one?” I think these parents ought to explain their stance to a group of autistic adults.
I loved meeting softhings at the LA festival of books and I’m sooooo glad we saw Sandra Cisneros! Both ladies were so great to meet and spend time with!!!! I feel kind of awesome that I’m making such wonderful and genuine connections here on tumblr. And I want to continue making those connections and keeping the ones I’ve already made alive :)
I get to see Sandra Cisneros speak and meet brownfatfemme today! I feel very lucky.
Ahhh it was so great meeting you!
“I’m always annoyed about why black people have to bear the brunt of everybody else’s contempt. If we are not totally understanding and smiling, suddenly we’re demons.”
Toni Morrison (via eshusplayground)