Weird Pride Day Is March 4th

Weird Pride Flag A waveform with a big trough is shaded under the curve with a rainbow gradient from violet on the left to yellow on the right. A grey peak rises from the trough. Together, the trough and the leak evoke a letter W.

A celebration of weirdness and diversity. We reject the stigma associated with being weird, and ask people to stand up and say they’re weird and they’re proud.

Weird Pride Day | Facebook

March 4th is Weird Pride Day.

The first ever Weird Pride Day was on the 4th of March, 2021, and the second was on the 4th of March, 2022. At the risk of being predictable, the third will be on Saturday the 4th of March, 2023.

This is a day for people to embrace their weirdness, and reject the stigma associated with being weird. To publicly express pride in the things that make us weird, and to celebrate the diversity of humankind.

Weird Pride Day. Weird Pride Day is every 4th of March. | by Ferrous, aka Oolong | Medium

We updated our Weird glossary page in preparation.

We Stimpunks are fortunate enough to be able to drop our masks and be defiantly weird. We’re proud of our neurodivergence.

Autistic Pride is inconceivable without weird pride, and it’s hard to be proud of any kind of neurodivergence without it. A lot of neurodivergent kids learn early on that they’re ‘weird’. The lucky ones learn to embrace it before they’re forced to internalise the implied shame.

@MxOolong

Creativity is driven by divergent perspectives, and squashed by demands for conformity. That doesn’t stop people bullying those they see as weird, trying to hammer them into something resembling normality. But weirdness is rarely a choice. It can be hidden but not opted out of.

@MxOolong

We’ll be celebrating Weird Pride Day by sharing our stims, interests, and weirdness in our online space. What is normally hidden will be brought to the front.

Black and white umbrella with the handle shaped like a capital U

Stimpunks combines “stimming” + “punks” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead of hiding our stims, we bring them to the front.

Everything that was normally supposed to be hidden was brought to the front.

PUNK SUBCULTURE – WIKIPEDIA

I want you to know that I see you.

I think about you all, and I am with you every single day.

Yungblud is about all of us.

It’s about a generation that will come together to enact positive change in this world.

And the people who try to hold onto an old ideology that will hold us back will inevitably fail.

Because we’ll all outgrow them all.

Never ever be ashamed to be who you are.

I promise you we’re winning, even if they don’t see it yet.

Never ever change who you are.

Be proud of who you are.

YUNGBLUD
@yungblud

never apologize. never compromise. never hide who you are. love as much as you can every fookin day!!! to love another is NEVER WRONG 🖤🏳️‍🌈🇵🇱🖤

♬ original sound – yungblud

Be Good,

Be Loud,

Be Feisty,

Be Friction,

Be Different,

Be Proud,

Belong

Seadog Sea Lion + Dog Randimal
Sea Dog

“What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.”

Ellarilla Elephant + Gorilla Randimal
Ellarilla

I see Weird Pride as a necessary counter to the prevailing negativity about weirdness, so I’m inviting all weirdos and even non-weirdos* to write, talk, tweet and make art about how they’re weird, and why that’s okay.

Weird Pride Day. Weird Pride Day is every 4th of March. | by Ferrous, aka Oolong | Medium

True colors are beautiful

Like a rainbow

There is room for all of us to play our part. And whatever we do, however we do it, we can do it with ‘loud hands’ and ‘loud voices,’ and loud whatever else we need, in whatever way that works for us individually or collectively. Let us be our real autistic selves, loud and proud, and show the world what we truly are.

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking (p. 125). Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Stimpunks Weird Pride Day 2023 Collaborative Playlist

Stimpunks Weird Pride Day 2023 Collaborative Playlist

Published by Ryan Boren

#ActuallyAutistic retired technologist turned wannabe-sociologist. Equity literate education, respectfully connected parenting, passion-based learning, indie ed-tech, neurodiversity, social model of disability, design for real life, inclusion, open web, open source. he/they

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