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
Let’s be proud of what we are.
Are you weird?
Are you sure about that?
Has anybody misunderstood you?
And they called you names because your mind works differently than theirs?
Did you find it upsetting?
Then you’re weird!
And that makes you one of us.
Weird people like you aren’t alone because there are millions of us everywhere.Weird Pride Promo 2021 – YouTube
Let’s join together.
Finding our community, our mob you might say, This is our family, where we can work and play. Here among these people, as aliens we bring, This is where my heart can rest, and my soul can sing.
Yes I am autistic, ADHD too, Yes I am dyspraxic, and I just may do. But even if you're not like me, Even if we don't agree, We can be friends in this place, It's called acceptance of our race. Acceptance of our culture, The way we operate, The way our passions give us joy, The way we love and create. It might be different from others, It might not be for you, But this is where we thrive and give, Where in relationship we live. Come Join Me!
Let’s celebrate weird pride.
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
There is a lot of stigma attached to the concept of weirdness, and a lot of effort is spent chasing some idea of ‘normal’. This is harmful for everyone who’s perceived as weird, and that often includes immigrants, disabled people, queer and trans people and those with minority religious and ethical beliefs. It also includes just about everyone who’s neurodivergent, be they autistic, dyspraxic, dyslexic, ADHD, or otherwise different of brain. Weirdmisia — hatred of the weird — is the enemy of diversity.
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
We’re here. We’re weird. Get used to it.
And the sign says "long hair freaky people need not apply" So I put my hair under my hat and I went in to ask him why He said you look like a fine outstanding young man I think you'll do So I took off my hat I said "Imagine that Huh Me working for you"
Now, hey you, mister, can't you read? You've got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat You can't even watch, no, you can't eat You ain't supposed to be here The sign said you got to have a membership card to get inside Ugh!
So I got me a pen and a paper And I made up my own little sign I said, "Thank you, Lord, for thinkin' 'bout me I'm alive and doin' fine" Wooo!
Signs by Five Man Electrical Band and Tesla
What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.
Diversity is strength. Difference is a teacher. Fear difference, you learn nothing.Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
“What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.”
We call ourselves Warriors and Weirdos.
We weirdos are warriors, for inclusion and acceptance.
Let love conquer your mind Warrior, warrior Just reach out for the light Warrior, warrior I am a warrior-ior-ior-ior-ior Warrior, warrior I am a warrior-ior-ior-ior-ior Warrior, warrior of love Underneath darkened skies There's a light kept alive Let love conquer your mind Warrior, warrior Just reach out for the light Warrior, warrior I am a warrior-ior-ior-ior-ior Warrior, warrior I am a warrior-ior-ior-ior-ior Warrior, warrior of love Warrior of love Warrior of love --Warrior by AURORA
We call ourselves Warriors and Weirdos.
Nobody’s a nobody and everybody is weird like you and me!
You're my half brother and my fully-fledged friend! We're buddies forever from beginning to the end Nobody's a nobody and everybody is weird like you and me! Don't have to look beside me to know that you are there! If two things act as one are they still a pair? Nobody's a nobody and everybody is weird like you and me! I'm the sugar you're the lemons we're a weird lemonade But you're the brothers that I'd never trade Nobody's a nobody and everybody is weird like you and me! You're my right hand guy and the shoulder that I cry on My brain when I'm confused, an arm to lean a while on Nobody's a nobody and everybody is weird like you and me!
You can walk, run, swim, roll, hop, skip, or fly If we're going different ways, you're my kind of guy Difference doesn't matter, if nobody's the same There is no two clouds alike in the great big sky So don't be scared to come out your shell too There's always someone out there to love the real you Nobody's a nobody And everybody is weird like you and me You can walk, run, swim, roll, hop, skip, or fly If you're going different ways you're my kind of guy Difference doesn't matter, If nobody's the same A space for every star in the great big sky