Autism, Eating Disorders, and Gender
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As an autistic Latine woman and nonbinary person who lives with multiple eating disorders, I wish there was more representation of people like me ..read more
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AWN Honors Black History Month 2024
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4M ago
Learn more about the four artists and activists we are honoring for Black History Month 2024: Octavia Butler, Sonia Sanchez, Josephine Baker, and Alvin Ailey.  ..read more
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Reproductive Justice Interview with Angelica Vega for Latine Heritage Month 2022
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5M ago
Women of color already mistrust the medical system, and now post-Roe v Wade there’s a fear of being prosecuted for reproductive care. Latina disability advocate Angelica Vega discussed reproductive justice and her own experiences with PCOS with AWN for our blog ..read more
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Entrevista con Angélica Vega sobre Justicia Reproductiva por el Mes de la Herencia Latine 2022
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5M ago
En honor al Mes de la Herencia Latine y considerando la reciente decisión Dobbs de la Corte Suprema que derogó Roe v Wade, conversé con una colega latina defensora de la justicia reproductiva ..read more
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An Autistic Woman’s Experience with Sexual Assault
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5M ago
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Being a sexual assault survivor and disabled autistic Latina means I understand at a very personal level the connections between the discrimination my communities face, and how that makes people like me more vulnerable to sexual assault ..read more
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Celebrating Black Trans Resistance
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5M ago
For Black History Month, we’re celebrating Black Trans Resistance by releasing an infographic series on the experiences of Black trans people with discrimination, acceptance, and joy. Join us this month in amplifying issues crucial to Black trans communities and uplifting Black trans-led organizations by sharing these graphics and blog post ..read more
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Sensory and Communication Tools Deserve Respect
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5M ago
No one deserves to be mocked or punished for using sensory or communication tools.  Stim toys, noise-canceling headphones, or other tools should never be withheld from a child or adult just because other people might ridicule them for it. Instead, let’s hold society accountable for ableism ..read more
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A Note to Parents
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5M ago
I started writing about autism and disabilities over 10 years ago. At the same time, I started reading what other disabled people were writing. I met many of them, most of them Autistic. I attended ..read more
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Paid Trans HIV Prevention Study
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5M ago
As a nonbinary trans woman, I know how hard-hit my community is with HIV — with trans women having HIV rates 66 times higher than the general population. That’s why I’m proud to be part ..read more
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Day of the Dead in Guatemala and Mexico: Honoring Our Ancestors
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5M ago
Hi, I’m Kayley Whalen, a Guatemalan-American trans and disabilities scholar, activist, and communications consultant for the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network. I’m here to talk about Día de [los] Muertos, or “Day of the Dead ..read more
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