AutisticTeacherGriff he/him ✡♿️🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦🎸 Profile picture
I'm progressive, Jewish, gay, male, white, a parent, disabled, and educated, and I vote. I block trumpsters & gun nuts. #ActuallyAutistic #AuDHD #GenX #NoOnPFL
Jul 13 13 tweets 3 min read
I was raised by culture snobs.

Let me explain what that means for me now, an early-50s adult autistic queer dude. 1/ My parents - especially my mother - had no truck with anything that was popular culture. Although they were technically hippies before they got married, once they got married they went full-Boomer sellout right quick. 2/
Jul 13 24 tweets 4 min read
Let's talk about masking (the social kind, not the pandemic kind) and code-switching, and how they're connected for members of marginalized communities. 1/ First, let’s define terms.

For autistics and other ND people, “masking” means “imitating being NT.” It exists in other marginalized communities, too - “being in the closet” for queer folk pretending to be straight; “passing” for light-skinned POC pretending to be white; etc. 2/