Listening to me is not appropriation

People sometimes worry that reading my blog is somehow appropriative or inappropriate. I’ve been seeing people say this a bit recently, so I thought I’d say again that I don’t want people to worry about that. 

I don’t expect everyone who reads my blog to be like me. I’m assuming that y’all are different from each other and coming from a lot of different perspectives. And that’s how I want it to be.

I hope that people will find what I say useful. I want people who learn something useful from me to use what they learn, regardless of the reason they find it useful. One of the things that I’ve found most rewarding about writing this blog is that many of the things I’ve written with autism or something in mind have been useful to a lot of other people for a lot of other reasons.

I want people to listen to me. Not just autistic people or disabled people. Anyone who is willing to listen.

Listening means thinking seriously about what I say, which means that you may or may not agree.

I don’t want people to assume that I’m right because I’m disabled or whatever else. I want people to listen to me, and think for themselves. There is no real listening without the possibility of disagreement. And sometimes I’m wrong, and when I’m wrong, I want to learn and understand things better.

tl;dr: You don’t have to be a particular kind of person to read my blog, reblog from me, or have opinions about what I say. Please don’t worry about appropriation.