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yesthattoo asked: Hiya, new to the fuck yeah queers with disabilities blog. I'm Autistic and I'm panromantic and asexual and something nonbinary for gender, still working on that part. So hi, I guess?
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In response to the anon about “able-minded”
So, since my response is a bit longer than a comment, I’ll submit this as a text post, sorry!
Speaking just for me, as someone who has a psychiatric disability (bipolar disorder), here are my thoughts. If anything I’ve said is problematic please let me know!
Able-minded is used to distinguish not having a [dis]ability of the mind (learning, mental “illness”, cognitive, traumatic brain injury (which is sometimes specified as a brain/neuro [dis]ability), etc) from not having a [dis]ability of the body which is typically referred to as able-bodied. This word can rub people the wrong way because “hey! My mind is able to! It works, thinks, etc- just in a different way!” This word is used fairly frequently, and I know people with disabilities of the mind who use/like/prefer it.
Neurotypical is another word that is used often. I believe it came about through the autistic community, but someone with more expertise can probably speak on this.
Maybe this is useful?
**Mod Comment: NEUROTYPICAL. I knew there was something I forgot. Thank you so much!
Anonymous asked: I use the language "able-minded" to talk about people who don't have developmental/cognitive/mental disabilities. Wondering if that's effective/good language to use. Thanks!
Huh. …I…actually have never thought of that. I’m not entirely sure, to be honest, as I don’t have a mental disability that I’m aware of, so I’m not entirely sure what is used or preferred by most to describe those who don’t have one. … I mean. It wasn’t until this past year that I heard the term “able-bodied”. haha … Like. Since I’m in a wheelchair, I used to say I’m a “wheelchair girl” [Is that like a cat person, or a dog person? …Probably not.], and I’d just say “people who can walk”. But that seems a lot…easier to say, I guess?
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Anonymous asked: So yeah. I'm clinically depressed and schizophrenic with P.T.S.D along with the edge of anxiety. Plus I'm gay. Thought I'd post this cause well, sounded like me - In a sense.
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