Sia, Life Updates and Christmas Shopping!

Sarah Boon

Hey, everyone, the last few days has been a bit crazy (both on and off Twitter), so I thought for today’s blog I’d do a little life update with what’s been going on.

Sia

I don’t think I need to repeat how many autistic people feel about Sia’s new film ‘Music’. I was disappointed that the film was based on tropes and appeared to mimic autism through a neurotypical gaze, rather than authentically represent autism (including not having an autistic actress cast as Music).

I did have an emotional response to it as whenever autism is misrepresented in the media; every single autistic person has to live with the consequences. I often communicate my thoughts through sarcasm as I can find it difficult to express them in other ways at times. I did the same for my reaction to Sia’s film, which certainly got a mixed response.

Some people thought…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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