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Reno after some Monsoon (which is not a Reno thing) weather. Taken by a friend.

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Forced birth in a country with:
-No universal healthcare
-No universal childcare
-No paid family & medical leave
-One of the highest rates of maternal mortality among rich nations

This isn't about "life." It's about control.

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Things autism research could be about:

- How does autism radar work?
- Do we have an easier time communucating with other autistics because our ways of communication are similar, or because we've all had to learn to accomodate the people we're talking to?
- What can be done to prevent and treat autistic burnout?
- What even *is* autistic burnout exactly?
- What effects does masking have on your mental health?
- What autistic traits are actually traits of autism, and which ones are trauma responses?
- How is a non-traumatized autistic brain work?
- How can we better accomodate autistic people?

What autism research is about:
- How do we make the autistic people stop existing?

Whining 

Stuck in a really negative groove. But I will try to get out of it... I've got lunch with an old friend to look forward to today!

Extreme nostalgia. (But was this video recorded on the set of a Star Trek episode...?)

youtu.be/ks_qOI0lzho

Here's my , since I moved here from another instance.

I live in , . I once had big plans on getting into , but ended up being lost in instead.

I love , , , watching the and . On and off I love reading and also .

I have a .

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