lets rethink “ND strengths” lists too, ok?

Neurodivergent strength lists written for the fabulous additions we bring to schools and workplaces have become really unsettling for me lately. When I started thinking about what I’m supposed to be stronger in and what the strengths would be used for, it all went downhill from there. Because what’s the point in listing my neurodivergent strengths if not to say, “not only can I uphold the systems of oppression as well as any one else, but my neurodivergence means I could potentially do it better.

And now I’m left wondering why so many ND activist etc, would keep choosing to dehumanise us all for systems that continue to exploit us at every turn.