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Sometimes my body wills me

July 20, 2019

 

Sometimes my body 

Wills me 

In ways that are 

Functional

For my autistic being

Yet these 

very functional

Very healthy

Self preserving

Self restoring 

Biological, 

Neurological

Physiological 

Autistic functions

Are labelled

Dysfunctional

Non functional

By the non autistic

Because it isn’t normal

Isn’t healthy

For them.

There are days where

My body gently asks

That I am quiet

That I speak minimal amounts

Or not at all

Other days

My body wants me to move in ways

That bring calm

Regulation

Balance

My body often wills me

To take time out

In a quiet, safe space

To step back

From community

And the non autistic

Labels this

As

Isolation.

The hustle and bustle

Whether it be 

Stressful

Or joyous

Of other people

Their energy

Their sounds

Their livelihood

Can cause us to feel

Exhausted

Overwhelmed

Frustrated

When it is too much.

Our autistic bodies

And brains

Our autistic beings

Are intelligent

Wise

They know what we

Need

To survive

And to thrive.

Yet consistent messaging

From childhood

As autistic people

Pressure

Demands

Rules

The prioritisation of

Socialisation

The messaging

That we need

Amending

Fixing

Curing

Changing

Harms us

More than it helps us.

Why can’t society see?

This

This is

This is who

This is who we

This is who we are.

This 

This is

This is what

This is what we

This is what we need.

We are different.

Different.

It’s really true.

We are different.

Please.

Believe it.

Hear your own voice

When you say aloud

Autistic people

Are

Different.

We need different things.

Different things 

We are functional

In different ways.
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Kristy Forbes 
inTune Pathways
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