#AutisticAF Out Loud

John Profane Âû (Knapp)

If you‘re autistic... Love one... Work with some... Or wonder if you ARE one... Let‘s celebrate #AutisticJoy. Together.
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Autism? It's a State of Being. NOT an Identity Group, s4e2
6d ago
Autism? It's a State of Being. NOT an Identity Group, s4e2
Autistic Authenticity: Navigating Identity and Community Description: Dive into a candid conversation on AutisticAF Out Loud, where we tackle the often blurred lines between being autistic, belonging to identity groups, and maintaining personal integrity. "Autism? It's a State of Being. NOT an Identity Group" serves as a bold reminder that autism is an inherent part of us, not a badge to be worn or a club to join. Through this episode, we explore the delicate balance between finding community support and preserving our unique autistic identity. We question the constructs of identity groups, challenge the notion of toxic conformity, and celebrate the unapologetic expression of our autistic selves. Ideal for anyone touched by autism or intrigued by the diversity of human experience, this episode encourages a dialogue about authenticity, resilience, and the journey towards understanding our true selves within the vast spectrum of neurodiversity. Embracing Authenticity in Neurodiversity Unveiling the True Self Beyond Autism's Labels A dive into personal identity amidst the complexities of neurodiversity. The delicate balance between individuality and community expectations. Sharing a journey of self-awareness, challenging societal norms, and finding joy in authenticity. Do you see reflections of your own experiences? Join us as we navigate this personal voyage. Explore the Depths: A candid examination of autism as an innate aspect of existence, not a societal group. The transition from external pressures to genuine self-expression within the autistic spectrum. Discovering moments of genuine self-recognition and the simple pleasures of living authentically. Intrigued by the intricate details? Engage with us as we unravel these layers. Participate in the Dialogue: Connect with a narrative that questions mainstream perceptions and honors the diversity of neurodiversity. Contribute your insights and experiences as we delve into the nuances of authentic autistic living. Foster a conversation that broadens the understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity. Inspired by our collective journeys? Let your voice join in and enrich the discourse. Themes: Personal Identity Exploration, Neurodiversity Embrace, Authentic Living Tags: Autistic Personal Identity, Authentic Neurodiversity Experience, Autism Beyond Labels, Genuine Autistic Expression, Neurodiverse Individuality Insights, Rejecting Conformity in Autism, Celebrating Autistic Authenticity, Embracing Neurodiverse Narratives --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/autisticaf/message
Slouching Toward Joy: My Best 6 Phases To An Actually Autistic Relief, s4e1
Feb 6 2024
Slouching Toward Joy: My Best 6 Phases To An Actually Autistic Relief, s4e1
Embracing Autism's Raw Truths in My 70s Description: Dive deep with Johnny Profane into a journey unlike any other—a raw, unfiltered exploration of living with autism discovered later in life. This episode peels back the layers of daily life, challenges, and the unexpected joys found in the simplest moments. "Facing the reality of autism in my 70s, I share the gritty process of acceptance, the quest for authentic self-expression, and those radiant sparks of joy that light up the path." If you're seeking a story of real-life resilience, unexpected turns, and the beauty of embracing your true self, join us. For everyone navigating the complex tapestry of neurodiversity, this conversation is for you. Let's delve into the heart of autism's challenges and triumphs—no holds barred. Embracing Autism in My 70s The awakening to autism's reality after 70 years of life.The gritty, day-to-day acceptance and the small, radiant joys of being truly oneself.A personal narrative of discovery, challenge, and the unexpected rewards found in authenticity. Feel a connection? Reflect on your journey as we delve into mine. Dive Deep to Discover: An unvarnished look at the late diagnosis and its profound impact.The journey from societal conformity to embracing a unique autistic identity.The moments of clarity and joy that illuminate the path of self-discovery. Curious about the nuances? Join me as we explore the layers. Join the Conversation: Engage with a story that challenges conventional narratives and celebrates the neurodiverse experience.Share your thoughts and stories as we explore the complexities of living authentically with autism.Support a dialogue that elevates understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity. Moved by our shared stories? Your voice can amplify the message. Themes: Authentic Self-Discovery, Neurodiversity Celebration, Late-Life Awakening Tags: Autism in Later Life, Late Diagnosis Autism Journey, Embracing Neurodiversity After 70, Authentic Autism Experience, Senior Autistic Self-Discovery, Neurodiverse Life Reflections, Gritty Autism Acceptance, Autistic Joy in Adulthood, Unfiltered Autistic Narrative, Neurodiversity Celebration Stories --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/autisticaf/message
#AutisticRave: #DisabilityTikTok, #DisabilityTwitter, and the Economy -s2e10
Aug 15 2022
#AutisticRave: #DisabilityTikTok, #DisabilityTwitter, and the Economy -s2e10
Experimenting with  a short #AutisticRave format. Let me know if you'd like to see these in the mix for #AutisticAF Out Loud Podcast.TRANSCRIPT 👇✌️🖖👇 Listen & Subscribe: Apple https://neon.ly/mDd3e Spotify https://neon.ly/p1Vay Audible https://neon.ly/vkXa1 Stitcher https://neon.ly/vx5Zn PocketCasts https://neon.ly/NLL3O Amazon/Alexa https://neon.ly/mnOeq TRANSCRIPT Know what I don't see on #DisabilityTikTok… #DisabilityTwitter?Talk about how the economy is killing disabled folk.See… Inflation isn't inconvenient for the poor & disabled.It's lost wages. We can't afford gas, childcare… even over-the-counter medicines. And Covid is killing our hours at work.It's hunger. Food is our largest expense after rent. General inflation is  around 10%. But our groceries? Up 40%.It's illness. Covid? Monkeypox? We can't call in sick. We can't afford it.  And we can't abandon our kids when they're sick.It's homelessness. There's nothing we can afford to rent. Corporations buy up low-cost homes on speculation… creating a housing crisis.And don't get me started on the medical crisis. Lots of places, doctors simply don't accept Medicaid. Taxpayers pay for our care. Caregivers don't care.Poor? Disabled? Most autistics are both. AND our invisible disability makes it even harder to get help.I'm autistic. And I'm fighting to keep my Foodstamps… in the libertarian wilderness we like to call Indiana.Yay #Hoosiers.A side note…I've been homeless three times in my 70-year life. Manhattan once. Bloomington, Indiana twice.I have some idea just how bad this can get. 61 million disabled adults in America.It can get bad. Real bad.Add tag…Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/autisticaf/message