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Actually Asplings Advocacy Journey

Advocacy is… Sharing your story
Advocacy is… Using your voice
Advocacy is… Educating others
Advocacy is… Standing up for what you believe in

I started advocating for these reasons, because I wanted to make a difference in the world, a difference in my community and a difference for others.

I started my journey alone, quiet and unaware, but now I’m surrounded by friends, raising my voice and promoting acceptance.

We live in a society in which we do not fit in, a society unwilling to change, a place where we have to blend in to get by. Awareness is not enough, we need acceptance.

From a young age we are taught to conform, to behave in the way society wants us to behave, forced to make eye contact to please others, rather than being told to be proud and embrace who we are.

I grew up feeling lost and alone, unaware of myself, troubled by my differences, I’m showing people that it’s okay to feel different, to love who you are regardless.

I advocate for accessibility, for autistic rights, for understanding and to be accepted within our society.

I advocate for the right to be our autistic selves in a world which we are taught to conform.

I adovcate to educate those who lack understanding, to offer support for those who are struggling, to be a light in the dark.

That is why I advocate, to give Autistic people a voice in a world which wishes to silence us.

Advocacy is… Sharing your story
Advocacy is… Using your voice
Advocacy is… Educating others
Advocacy is… Standing up for what you believe in

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