New Podcast AND A New YouTube Series!

I have started a BRAND NEW Podcast called “Autistic Speaking”! Please listen here:

 

And my NEWEST Youtube Series “Margaux Talks Tea”

 

I would LOVE if you could let me know what you think of these two new ventures!

Margaux

Advertisements

I am Autistic. Hear me.

I am an Autistic Woman.

I do NOT need to be cured.

I do not need to be eradicated.

I am not a burden.

I am not diseased.

I am not in crisis.

I am not represented by a puzzle piece or the colour blue.

I say NO to Autism Speaks and you should, too.


Valuable links:

Want more information? It’s as simple as googling BOYCOTT AUTISM SPEAKS.

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping my values in check.

Photo on 2018-02-26 at 8.19 AM

I’m almost gritting my teeth as I write this. It’s always experiences that prompt me to go on these informative rants (if you want to call it that) and let it all flow.

I was recently contacted by someone who runs a charity event to benefit a local Autism Centre. She asked me if there was any way I wanted to be involved and immediately I got quite defensive and a bit angry. I should have controlled my emotions a bit better but it was seemingly obvious that she had not viewed any of my content prior to contacting me.

She told me they raised over 200,000 in the past for this centre with their different events. That’s all well and good until you see who one of the main sponsors is for the centre.

AUTISM SPEAKS CANADA.

Anyone who knows me or has viewed my content has probably seen how outspoken I am against them. Just look up “Boycott Autism Speaks”  on google and you’ll yield 266,000 results! There are plenty of reasons as to why I will not be involved in ANYTHING that is remotely linked to them. I have values and self-respect.

The conversation went like this:

IMG_0532img_0533.pngIMG_0534IMG_0535IMG_0536IMG_0537IMG_0538

Do you really want to help the Autistic community? I’m always quite disheartened by the fact that so many of these opportunities are laden with no information OR misinformation. It makes getting the message of advocacy/activism/equality/rights much harder to convey.

If you want to donate funds, here’s some things you can do:

  • Contact your local Autistic Meetup group and ask what they need
  • Support Autistic individuals by purchasing their art or offerings
  • Make a donation to http://autisticadvocacy.org

If you are reading this and you have more ideas of what would be essential to my list, please leave a comment or get in touch.

Margaux

New Videos!

Disclaimer: This is my own opinion and should not reflect the brands or companies I have graciously partnered with.

Stand with us. #BoycottToSiri

The Autistic community and individuals alike have a hard enough time as it is. We struggle in areas, and we excel in other ways. One thing that is important is to have the unwavering support of everyone around us, including our parents.

It was brought to my attention on Twitter that a book existed: “To Siri with Love”, by an author named Judith Newman. In this book she chronicles her neurotypical views about being a Mother to her autistic son Gus.

Personally, I wouldn’t be at all comfortable with someone else telling my story. Regardless of what the relationship was. That’s just not okay with me.

A lot of things are terribly wrong with this book: The way she refers to an incredibly stellar autism advocate: Amythest Schaber  (“Manic Pixie Dream Girl”) is incredibly demeaning and is generally used to describe a character that only exists for the straight male protagonist in video games, etc.

There are also mentions of Eugenics where the author states she would like to get power of attorney, when her son is old enough, to have a vasectomy performed on him.

That’s honestly not all of it – but I urge you to visit twitter and search #BoycottToSiri

Educate and learn. Become an ally. Stand with US not against us.

It’s my story to tell and NO ONE ELSE.

 

 

For plenty of information, please visit:

 

This post is reflective of my opinions and does not reflect any of the brands or companies I have reviewed/worked with.