Monday, April 11, 2016

Under the Rainbow and On the Spectrum

TPGA is observing Autism Acceptance Month by featuring accounts from autistic people about the differences accommodations (or lack thereof) make in their lives. Today's entry is a poem by Queerability founder Kris Guin, about embracing acceptance, the spectrums of intersectionality, and rejecting shame.

[image: The international disability symbol,
in white, on a rainbow-striped background.]

Kris Guin
queerability.tumblr.com

Back and forth
Back and forth
Back and forth
Back and forth

Male and female
Male and female
Male and female
Male and female

One end of the spectrum
To another

Culture is made up of
Stimming
Stimming
And Pride

Pride in
Gender
Sexuality
And disability

Acronym
LGBTQ
Add D
For Disability

All parts of me
Included
Accepted
Respected

No fear
No shame
No hiding
Safe

Intersectionality
Embrace it
Honor it
Celebrate it
We are
Here
Queer
And disabled