Here is a full summary of Sia’s actions in the last 24 hours. Fun fact, Tiktok is actively suppressing it...

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🧵 So if you're wondering why disabled people specifically autistic, people are pissed at Sia, here's a summary of what happened in the last 48 hours. And Trigger warning because Sia gaslights and mocks disabled people. So around Thursday the trailer for see his new film “Music”
dropped and she was immediately criticized for having Maddie Ziegler pay an autistic character when not casting an autistic person. And apparently Sia doesn’t like being criticized because things went from bad to way worse.
In response, Sia said that they had cast somebody autistic in the role, but it was basically too hard to work with them, so they cast Maddie Ziegler instead. Also. It's a red flag When anybody can't say the word disability.
Several autistic actors said that this was a BS excuse and that they could have worked on short notice. That was her response.

She also posted this which I don't know how to categorize.
She also partnered with Autism Speaks who peddles harmful stereotypes about autistic people.

So that happened. If you're an autistic actor, artist or performer, please promote your work in my comments. They're open to you.

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Ok, so last night I made a thread of using ableism as a strategy for talking about #TrumpHasCovid that will inevitably backfire on liberals, leftists and democrats.

Since then I have been saving GOOD EXAMPLES of communication around it threaded here:

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A lot of pundits tweeting about Trump’s diagnosis have no experience or desire to evaluate ableism in news media.

Many more have an active hand in perpetuating it. I am begging you all to listen to disabled people on how this would be used.

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Here are 3 scenarios regarding his ailment and how it will play out in media.
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So, this thread by @/ztsamudzi got me all excited because I very rarely get to talk about what I actually have training in other than to stay alive as a disabled person.

So, let’s talk about conservatives’ attachment to the evangelical church with the lens of why 45 chose
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After the passage of the civil rights act, the Republican Party could no longer rely on racial division as the party’s brand strategy so they made the decision to court evangelicals who were mostly
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When We consider this as a calculated brand strategy, things very quickly become clear.

To explain exactly how this is achieved, I made a tiktok (yes, I know) about something in place branding known as the “Bilbao Effect.”…
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White disabled people really cannot wrap their minds around not being black...

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Also, I don’t think this is the same person as the other night.
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TW: genocide


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But as black disabled people can tell you, despite threatening healthcare, social security and ableism, more white disabled people
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And.. don’t chalk this up to a “lack of intelligence among community members” which is ableist.
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Madison Cawth*rne politicized his disability for a party that has: threatened healthcare, social security, programs for disabled people and has forced abortions on disabled people.
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I had to tell the people on tiktok what’s what...

[video of Imani speaking]
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If you’re going to use those inaccurate representations of disabled people to speak over our community, then, fuck you,
This isn’t the place.

If you’re going to use your proximity to the disability community to silence us, again, this isn’t the place.

Let me be perfectly clear, if if you’re only going to listen to disabled people as long as you’re inspired, this isn’t the place.

My name is
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