In this week’s blog, we share the insights of late-diagnosed autistic writer Melanie Deziel who says, “I found this thing, and I thought it was pretty interesting. Maybe you will too.”
Have you ever contemplated the intricacies of language and its profound connection with identity, all while sipping your morning coffee? If you have, you’re in good company. In her thought-provoking piece, “What’s in a Name?” Melanie Deziel delves into the significance of how we choose to express our relationship with autism. Through a linguistic lens, Melanie explores the choice between “I’m autistic” and “I have autism” and why it matters.
Join us as we journey into the heart of this language and identity intersection, shedding light on the implications of these linguistic choices and how they shape our understanding of ourselves and others. To explore this captivating topic further, read the full article here. Melanie’s unique perspective offers a deeper understanding of the role language plays in shaping our world.