Illustrated zine cover on peach pink paper featuring a person sitting on a bench with a backpack outside a closed door.

Neurodivergent Pride #5: Autistic People Interacting with Authority

by Temple Grandin, Ph.D Author, Joe Biel Author, Vanessa Blanchard Author, Kriss De Jong Author, Ricki Bransen Illustrator and Eliot Daughtry Editor

The R-word has been used against us as hate speech for decades. Neurotypicals have tried to dictate our motives, experiences, and words without stepping back to look at how taking the word away does nothing to take away their attitudes behind it. While leftist culture has abandoned the word "retarded," we are still treated with the same hatefulness and discrimination implicit in that word. In the third installment of this zine series, contributors muse over the interactions between autistic people and authority.