I greatly appreciate what this man has shared in this video. His message is from the heart, and he conveys himself with utmost honesty, passion, and truth. I wish I could explain myself and my experiences as well as he does.
Autism. Autistic community. Deafness. Dignity. Disability Rights. Neurodiversity. Nothing About Us Without Us! Self-advocacy: taking control over one's life and the public dialogue related to one's community.
All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that. And I intend to end up there...Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison...I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.