Yes, That Too
fytortall:

The Queen’s Readers: A Collection of Essays on the Words and Worlds of Tamora Pierce is now available!!!!
We can’t wait for you all to see everyone’s hard work and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.
The Queen’s Readers contains 33 essays from 28 contributors, covering a myriad of topics ranging from personal reflections, literary critiques, and character studies. The Forward was written by Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads / Mark Watches. The Cover Art was designed by minuiko.
It’s available at the following locations:
Amazon US
Amazon EU (including amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.it, and amazon.es)
It’s also available for the Kindle worldwide for $0.99. (amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.it, amazon.es, amazon.in, amazon.co.jp, amazon.com.br, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au)
For those of you unable to purchase the book, we are working on getting a PDF version ready. 
For the purposes of transparency, we’d like to let you all know that we are collecting no profit from this. The books are being sold at cost. We will be collecting a small royalty (literally less than 40 cents) from the Kindle copies, but that will be donated to a charity. 
So run and definitely don’t walk to Amazon and start the celebration with us! We’re beyond ecstatic that we finally get to share this with you!
Here’s to the Queen’s Readers!

So I’m in this.

fytortall:

The Queen’s Readers: A Collection of Essays on the Words and Worlds of Tamora Pierce is now available!!!!

We can’t wait for you all to see everyone’s hard work and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.

The Queen’s Readers contains 33 essays from 28 contributors, covering a myriad of topics ranging from personal reflections, literary critiques, and character studies. The Forward was written by Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads / Mark Watches. The Cover Art was designed by minuiko.

It’s available at the following locations:

For the purposes of transparency, we’d like to let you all know that we are collecting no profit from this. The books are being sold at cost. We will be collecting a small royalty (literally less than 40 cents) from the Kindle copies, but that will be donated to a charity. 

So run and definitely don’t walk to Amazon and start the celebration with us! We’re beyond ecstatic that we finally get to share this with you!

Here’s to the Queen’s Readers!

So I’m in this.

pxnkabed:

support ppl with developmental disabilities even when they aren’t all happiness all the time. support autistic people who lie and ppl with downs who don’t keep an angelic smile plastered on their face and ppl who do not act grateful for every little act of respect and decency you do. support ppl with developmental disabilities who don’t fit the positive stereotypes or the negative ones.

give them autonomy. take them seriously. support them, whether they fit your bullshit expectations or not.

bigendernepeta:

White privilege definitaly involves being able to afford using your disability as an excuse for your actions. Its so common that as a poc with disabilities, i still get white people with the very SAME ONES bringing it up to me to try to weasle out of responsibility for the racist/ignorant shit they do or say. Sorryyyy not going to fly. And its really funny how these same people can recognize shit like sexism and how ND boys use their neurotype to avoid admitting theyre just blantly sexist, or shit like that, or the fact that you can be ND and still pick up on stuff like sexism=bad or ableism=bad but somehow the first thing they do (autistics espescially) is use their neurotype to defend themselves from acknowledging that they are racist. And y’all KNOW that this white privilege at play and you KNOW that we’re the same neurotype but somehow??? you still think its ok? idk. Sick of that

reichenbatchhero:

im so hooked on muggleborns fucking shit up with pop culture references

dumbledore warns for something with the words “very dangerous” and around the great hall you hear scattered “much frightening” “such peril”

snape gets really fuckin pissed off at a kid named luke and roars “LUKE!!!” and luke stands up and screams back “I AM YOUR FATHER”

mcgonagall catches students doing something against hogwart’s rules and yells “WHY?” and one kid goes “M C A”

In the “I Can’t Believe That News Story Just Said What It Did” Department

dduane:

From this article over at Salon:

One of the most fascinating things about the same-sex marriage battle has been the evolution of the arguments against gay unions. Not long ago, gays and lesbians were not only considered unsuitable parents; they were an active danger to children, child molesters and abusers. Kids raised by same-sex couples were said to fare worse than those raised by heterosexual couples.

No such arguments were made in Chicago on Tuesday, where lawyers for Wisconsin and Indiana did their best to defend their states’ bans on same-sex marriage before a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Their line of attack against gay marriage was quite the opposite: Gay parents are too responsible to need marriage.

That’s right — lawyers for Indiana and Wisconsin claimed that because a “fleeting moment of passion” can produce offspring, straight people need marriage as an incentive to stay together and raise their “unintended children.” Gay people, on the other hand, have to think and plan a lot harder if they want to be parents, so marriage doesn’t concern them. In other words, because an ill-considered, alcohol-fueled romp between two straight people can lead to a baby, gays shouldn’t be able to marry.

[REELS AWAY CLUTCHING HEAD]

UTTERLY FUCKED.

onetinybat:

Anyone in the #ActuallyAutistic tag aware of any spectrum folks who are also visually impaired?

Thanks!

I do.

Want me to pass your URL along to them and let them know you exist?

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

sentientarboroform:

spiritsflame:

If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel

#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice

She was a girl; she had nothing to be ashamed of, and they had better learn that first thing.
First Test by Tamora Pierce (via kissmylit)

A smuggler and her friend visit a race of sentient computers on a planet no one else knows about… and the friend has the choice to become part computer. It’d be useful, certainly, but people already think he’s not fully human- is he willing to let them be right?

An autistic character, a character who is technically a cyborg, and alien computers are running around here, and they are all different people.

Some pieces will look similar to my Young Wizards fanfiction: Transit and Revelation and Contact and Search. (Autistic Exchange and Christmas in July, respectively.)