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  • Writer's pictureTobey Alexander

Steering the Wheel of Neurodiversity: An Exploration of Microaggressions

Hey, let's dive into the wild ride of neurodiversity, the backstage drama of public and private spaces. The experiences have been all over the map! Some spots are totally supporting and progressing with the idea, embracing the diverse mindsets, while others... eh, not so much. It's like we're stuck in a tug of war between getting the groove on and still catching up.

In the world of neurodiversity, it's like riding a rollercoaster—ups, downs, twists, and a few loops. The experience? Let's just say it's been a whirlwind journey! Some places open their arms, ready to dance with the diversity wiggle, while others are kinda, well, a little late to the party. It's like the spotlight on neurodiversity acceptance has some, shall we say, missing beats.

The Diverse Spectrum of Reactions

Picture this: some spots are grooving to the neurodiversity tunes, while others kinda put on the show without the music. Progress is like the sunrise on a new day, but hey, there’s some fog and haze in this mix too. The push for acceptance, yeah, it's on different tracks in different places.

Reality Checks and Identity Revelations

My neurodiversity label? It’s a complex puzzle with the "for research purposes only" tag, plus the NHS journey's on a slower pace than a sleepy snail's stroll. 2019, referral placed, and still waiting for the assessment? NHS, what's up with that? There's this constant struggle—trying to own it and yet feeling like an imposter.

Okay, so wrapping my head around being (un)officially diagnosed, that was a twist! There were days I thought I was faking it. But then I messed up, had a moment, and thought, "Enough with the doubts!" Speaking up was a game-changer. It was refreshing, man, with everyone being all supportive and stuff.

The Journey to Self-Discovery

Wrapping my head around the whole "I'm autistic" gig? That was a whole rollercoaster loop in itself! Days of thinking, “Am I faking it?” But then, an oops moment brought a flash of realisation. Speaking up was a game-changer, dude! It felt good. The supportive vibes were pure gold!

Quashing Misconceptions

It's not all sunshine and rainbows though. For every high-five, there are two eye-rolls. Yeah, those sly “people like that” remarks—cue the feathers ruffling. Skepticism about "fitting in" or the “one-size-fits-all” vibe—nah, that's not the way I work or accept.

Owning My Unique Superpowers

Hey, I'm not letting these twists and turns mess with my flow. I'm spinning my tale, crafting words, stepping on stage, and shouting loud about neurodiversity. It's not all smooth jazz, but I'm embracing it. I'm seeing my strengths, quirks, and all!

Surfing the Wave of Advocacy

This is not just about me—it’s about sparking some change in the whole neurodiversity storyline. Those little comments, they add up, and I'm here to speak up, loud and proud. It’s a journey, not just mine, but for everyone who's vibing with their own unique selves.

It's about spinning the wheel of change in the neurodiversity story. Those little comments, they add up. So, I'm here to speak out, make some noise, and turn up the volume. It's a journey, not just mine, but for everyone vibing with their unique selves. Let's keep riding this wave for the embrace of acceptance, shall we?

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