Electric Literature: Autistic Literature Will Flourish When We Stop Insisting That Writers Qualify Their Autism

Electric Literature: Autistic Literature Will Flourish When We Stop Insisting That Writers Qualify Their Autism

Three weeks after my third book came out, I experienced the first unmasked autistic shutdown of my life. What happened was this: driven into the ground by overwhelm—over-stimulated from doing larger events than I was accustomed to doing and feeling visible to readers in ways I’d never been before—I found myself unable to speak for […]

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Electric Literature: 9 Books that Center Deaf and Hard of Hearing Characters 

Electric Literature: 9 Books that Center Deaf and Hard of Hearing Characters 

Growing up with a pair of hearing aids, it never occurred to me that deafness was an experience. Mostly it was a problem that I was taught to hide. When I started meeting other deaf people my own age, and learning British Sign Language, I began to see deafness from a new perspective. Books, when […]

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