I have a new zine ready for the printer. All I need is to round up the capital to print it, find a printer, pay for it, and do it! I’m well on the way to accomplishing most of that.
For some of it, I’m launching a little Kickstarter campaign.
My stated goal is to raise $500 to offset the costs of printing. Effectively, the Kickstarter is a way to manage pre-orders. There’s no way I’m not going to make this happen, even if I have to ruin my summer doing gas station mystery shops to do it.
So, if you want to get in on the ground floor and be one of the first to have a copy of Ability in your hands, follow that link!
Ability talks about the need to change our discourse and our thinking about autism and neurodiversity. Too much of what’s been written in the past has focused on medical language concerning deficits, delays, and disorders. ‘Ability’ asks the reader to emerge from the sort of limitations that these outward definitions put on people. Ability also examines some of the parallels and overlap between the autism experience and trans and non-binary gender diversity.
Some might even say it’s radical stuff I’m saying. I think it’s just honest stuff I found out from asking honest questions and not being afraid of what the answers might be. I hope that many people can find it helpful. So many of us deal with the disabling effects of living in a social world designed for the 90% of people who insist that they are normal.