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📌Sinais de Trastono do Espectro Autista em adultos.

Please follow me: -@_autism_life

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4 1 10 minutes ago

It is an ongoing challenge to make businesses and events in the community more inclusive to all people. In this episode of Autism Stories we talk with @kbronjohn, the founder of Completely Inclusive, on how her organization is helping to make this more of a reality. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Check out this episode by clicking on the link at the top of the @autismpersonalcoach profile. #inclusion #autistic #canada

It is an ongoing challenge to make businesses and events in the community more inclusive to all people. In this episode of Autism Stories we talk with @kbronjohn, the founder of Completely Inclusive, on how her organization is helping to make this more of a reality. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Check out this episode by clicking on the link at the top of the @autismpersonalcoach profile. #inclusion #autistic #canada
0 0 19 minutes ago

Please follow me: -@autism_pround__

Please follow me: -@autism_pround__
3 1 21 minutes ago

🎄🍫 Browse our selection of Christmas chocolates available in our online store now.
Visit Harryschocs.co.uk

🎄🍫 Browse our selection of Christmas chocolates available in our online store now. 
Visit Harryschocs.co.uk
7 1 32 minutes ago

Psikotik, skizofrenik, persisnya autistik.
Gnostic, dia sungguh mistik bila berlinguistik.
Walau narcissistic, dia artistik dan tulus.
Qarma mista malique kapla kultus pulus.

#psikotik
#skizofrenik
#autistic
#gnostic
#mistik
#linguistics
#narcissistic
#artistic
#qarma
#mista
#kapla
#kultus

Psikotik, skizofrenik, persisnya autistik.
Gnostic, dia sungguh mistik bila berlinguistik. 
Walau narcissistic, dia artistik dan tulus.
Qarma mista malique kapla kultus pulus.

#psikotik 
#skizofrenik 
#autistic 
#gnostic 
#mistik 
#linguistics 
#narcissistic 
#artistic 
#qarma 
#mista 
#kapla 
#kultus
23 0 32 minutes ago

One of my worst fears happened this morning...well two did actually. I thought I would try and go into town myself (which I did, nice and early at 8:30) first couple of shops was fine then all of a sudden I started panicking, the lights got times brighter for me and the sounds were getting so noisy, that it felt like I was just fit with a big wave, as quick as I could I phoned my partner to help me from having a meltdown in the shop, I finally found myself relaxing abit at a time just talking to him about crap. But of course Then half an hour later “BOOM!” I started having a migraine when it started getting a lot more crowded, I ran as quick as I could to get to a taxi, last thing I needed was to be sick on a bus😞I haven’t really left the house myself in over two weeks unless I have somebody with me, am not ashamed of it. Am really bad at reading my body when its telling me to stop, I always seem to think I need to push myself like everybody else, even though I know it can lead to me having panic attacks or meltdowns. Am curled up with my favourite show, taking it easy. At least I tried❤️❤️❤️ #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #aspie #aspielife #aspergers #aspergerslife #migraine #ihatemigraines #migrainessuck #ihatepeople #meltdowns #panickattacks #atleastitried #aspieproblems #lifewithaspergers #autistic #autisticlife #autisticproblems

One of my worst fears happened this morning...well two did actually. I thought I would try and go into town myself (which I did, nice and early at 8:30) first couple of shops was fine then all of a sudden I started panicking, the lights got times brighter for me and the sounds were getting so noisy, that it felt like I was just fit with a big wave, as quick as I could I phoned my partner to help me from having a meltdown in the shop, I finally found myself relaxing abit at a time just talking to him about crap. But of course Then half an hour later “BOOM!” I started having a migraine when it started getting a lot more crowded, I ran as quick as I could to get to a taxi, last thing I needed was to be sick on a bus😞I haven’t really left the house myself in over two weeks unless I have somebody with me, am not ashamed of it. Am really bad at reading my body when its  telling me to stop, I always seem to think I need to push myself like everybody else, even though I know it can lead to me having panic attacks or meltdowns. Am curled up with my favourite show, taking it easy. At least I tried❤️❤️❤️ #mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#aspie#aspielife#aspergers#aspergerslife#migraine#ihatemigraines#migrainessuck#ihatepeople#meltdowns#panickattacks#atleastitried#aspieproblems#lifewithaspergers#autistic#autisticlife#autisticproblems
7 3 32 minutes ago
Understanding something that's very different requires time and LOVE ❤️ #understanding #acceptance #support #love #autism #autismdad #autismawareness #autistic #specialneeds #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby #different #disability #awareness
7 0 36 minutes ago

We’re so proud of this little man right now... He is doing absolutely fantastically in school (even got the position of school councillor)... & academically FLYING! Just goes to show how being in a setting that understands his needs can absolutely change his life! He can’t wait to go to school ever morning... The staff are amazing & every time I see him come out of school with that fantastic smile on his face... I have to stop myself from crying... It’s so overwhelming! #autismawareness #autism #autistic #sen #amazing #keepdoingyourthing #ourboy

We’re so proud of this little man right now... He is doing absolutely fantastically in school (even got the position of school councillor)... & academically FLYING! Just goes to show how being in a setting that understands his needs can absolutely change his life! He can’t wait to go to school ever morning... The staff are amazing & every time I see him come out of school with that fantastic smile on his face... I have to stop myself from crying... It’s so overwhelming! #autismawareness #autism #autistic #sen #amazing #keepdoingyourthing #ourboy
2 1 43 minutes ago
#actuallyautistic
410 5 45 minutes ago

Even though he can’t CONVERSE, he’s still my ALLSTAR. [its the name of the shoe, sillies!]

Even though he can’t CONVERSE, he’s still my ALLSTAR. [its the name of the shoe, sillies!]
2 1 48 minutes ago

I now have three #books available on #Kindle. Two volumes of #poetry and one article I wrote about #camping with our #autistic son. #linkinbio for #natureandautism #selfpublished #selfpub #nature #autism

I now have three #books available on #Kindle. Two volumes of #poetry and one article I wrote about #camping with our #autistic son. #linkinbio for #natureandautism #selfpublished #selfpub #nature #autism
1 2 48 minutes ago

MY VISION
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My big dream vision is: to create a clothing + wearables company for frequency oriented, pattern seeking, sensory babes. A way to facilitate autistic-labelled cognition, sensory safety and the self expression of this type of embodiment in ways that are visible, beautifully made, aesthetic statement and fashion point of view. I’m not seeing it anywhere except in my own head, and I wish it existed.
🦄🦅🐞🐙🐚🌚 It’s super important to me that what I create will involve regenerative and closed loop processes that don’t reinforce colonial lines of inequality as per fast fashion, nor add more plastic and silicone as per ‘stimtoys’. So I will need to invest in the research and prototyping to get there. I’m learning a lot from @celinecelines @theslowfactory but so much more to figure out... A big part of this dream is to create community and build the means of us being empowered and positioned to create solutions for each other. And do it in ways that are financially sustainable and healthy, and not dependent on pathology model (eg. Charity boards). I am planning to start by offering 1:1 support sessions via Skype or zoom - in which I can be a safe space for you to explore and share confidentially and with me who gets it and has lots to offer.

This will then financially kick-start the means of creating an online community and launch a Self ‘Study’ programme. Literally: a group experience in which I lead you through an adaptable bespoke framework for getting clarity of who you are and how to be yourself after a lifetime of masking or being misunderstood, mistaken for someone you’re not, over/under-estimated and having slipped through the net. This will be LGBTQ+ safe space and pathology paradigm free. I’m not going to tell you who you are but give you tools for self discovery, and a safe context to be seen and heard along that journey.

It’s a massive dream but I see a massive need and vacuum and am so called to build a world that centres differently wired independently minded unique #frequ beings like you.
This is my art practice reconfigured.

Please comment, share. DM if you’re low key to contain the enormity of stigma V self reflection 🖤🙏🗣🎶

MY VISION
☄️
My big dream vision is: to create a clothing + wearables company for frequency oriented, pattern seeking, sensory babes. A way to facilitate autistic-labelled cognition, sensory safety and the self expression of this type of embodiment in ways that are visible, beautifully made, aesthetic statement and fashion point of view. I’m not seeing it anywhere except in my own head, and I wish it existed.
🦄🦅🐞🐙🐚🌚 It’s super important to me that what I create will involve regenerative and closed loop processes that don’t reinforce colonial lines of inequality as per fast fashion, nor add more plastic and silicone as per ‘stimtoys’. So I will need to invest in the research and prototyping to get there. I’m learning a lot from @celinecelines @theslowfactory but so much more to figure out... A big part of this dream is to create community and build the means of us being empowered and positioned to create solutions for each other. And do it in ways that are financially sustainable and healthy, and not dependent on pathology model (eg. Charity boards). I am planning to start by offering 1:1 support sessions via Skype or zoom - in which I can be a safe space for you to explore and share confidentially and with me who gets it and has lots to offer.

This will then financially kick-start the means of creating an online community and launch a Self ‘Study’ programme. Literally: a group experience in which I lead you through an adaptable bespoke framework for getting clarity of who you are and how to be yourself after a lifetime of masking or being misunderstood, mistaken for someone you’re not, over/under-estimated and having slipped through the net. This will be LGBTQ+ safe space and pathology paradigm free. I’m not going to tell you who you are but give you tools for self discovery, and a safe context to be seen and heard along that journey.

It’s a massive dream but I see a massive need and vacuum and am so called to build a world that centres differently wired independently minded unique #frequ beings like you. 
This is my art practice reconfigured.

Please comment, share. DM if you’re low key to contain the enormity of stigma V self reflection 🖤🙏🗣🎶
8 4 50 minutes ago

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Nicht ernst nehmen 
Dieser Beitrag dient NUR zur UNTERHALTUNG und sollte nicht ERNSTGENOMMEN werden
⬛Don't report just block
⬛Satire und Humor
⬛Liken und Abonnieren
⬛Kommentieren
⬛Freunde markieren

Meine Partnerseiten:
⬛@2dank4youuuuu
⬛@schwarzer.albaner_v4
⬛@schwarze.nachrichten
⬛@meme_tsar._
⬛@schwarzer__kater
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Hashtags für Klicks:
#blackhumor #memes #darkhumor #witzig #haha #lol #dankmemes #joke #lmao #xd #papafranku #funny #dank #wtf #johncena #anime #mlg #edgy #weeaboo #ayylmao #cringe #fnaf #autism #nicememe #leafy #autistic #humor #sprüche #laugh #love
71 3 58 minutes ago

I hate my brain. I can't even keep my notes in my diary (that only I read...) because I get so anxious about how pathetic my thoughts are. I just want to burn every side of it and hit myself in the head. .
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I don't know how to do this. How do you stop this self-hate? How do you allow yourself to exist?
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#autism #actuallyautistic #aspiesofinstagram #aspiegirl #anxiety #autistic #neurodivergent

I hate my brain. I can't even keep my notes in my diary (that only I read...) because I get so anxious about how pathetic my thoughts are. I just want to burn every side of it and hit myself in the head. .
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I don't know how to do this. How do you stop this self-hate? How do you allow yourself to exist?
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#autism #actuallyautistic #aspiesofinstagram #aspiegirl #anxiety #autistic #neurodivergent
3 2 1 hour ago

Imagine losing😂
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11 0 1 hour ago

I want to share this story from @ headspace-hotel (on tumblr) because I relate to it very very much .
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#autism #autistic #actuallyautistic #aspie #asperger #aspergers #aspergerssyndrome #asd #neurodiversity #neurodivergence #neurodivergent #allistic #neurotypical

I want to share this story from @ headspace-hotel (on tumblr) because I relate to it very very much .
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#autism #autistic #actuallyautistic #aspie #asperger #aspergers #aspergerssyndrome #asd #neurodiversity #neurodivergence #neurodivergent #allistic #neurotypical
4 0 1 hour ago

Over the last few months a number of user-led groups have been campaigning for major changes in the Mental Health Act Review recommendations, to bring them in line with full human rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Will you help stop compulsory detention in hospital of people with mental health difficulties, autism and/or learning difficulties? Visit http://bristoldef.org.uk/urgent-mental-health-act-review-b to find out how you can support.
#mentalhealthactreview #mentalhealth #unitednations #mentalhealthmatters #urgent #helpneeded #supportneeded #nsun #nationalsurvivorusernetwork #mentalhealthact #mentalhealthactivist #campaigning #mentalhealthcampaign #humanrights #disabledrights #disability #disabled #additionalneeds #autistic #autism #chronicallyill #chronicillness #learningdisabilities #makingchangehappen #reform #withusoragainstus #hospital #medicalcare

Over the last few months a number of user-led groups have been campaigning for major changes in the Mental Health Act Review recommendations, to bring them in line with full human rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 
Will you help stop compulsory detention in hospital of people with mental health difficulties, autism and/or learning difficulties?  Visit http://bristoldef.org.uk/urgent-mental-health-act-review-b to find out how you can support. 
#mentalhealthactreview #mentalhealth #unitednations #mentalhealthmatters #urgent #helpneeded #supportneeded #nsun #nationalsurvivorusernetwork #mentalhealthact #mentalhealthactivist #campaigning #mentalhealthcampaign #humanrights #disabledrights #disability #disabled #additionalneeds #autistic #autism #chronicallyill #chronicillness  #learningdisabilities #makingchangehappen #reform #withusoragainstus #hospital #medicalcare
3 0 1 hour ago

Top #autistic posts

I've never been able to handle loud music, no matter how much I like it. In fact, when I'm alone in my room and I'm listening to music with headphones I usually have the volume turned down to the absolute minimum, and then sometimes I'll be like "aaaaahhhh it's too loud!!" but when I turn it down I end up muting it because it doesn't go down any lower. So I have to turn it one notch up and deal with it, if I want to listen to music at all. But other than that, I relate to all of these autism moods. ~Eden🐢

#autism #autistic #autismspectrum #autismacceptance #autismawareness #actuallyautistic #redinstead #neurodiversity #neuroqueer #aspergers #aspie #autisticselfadvocacy #autisticpride #autismpride #sensoryprocessing #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensorysensitivity #stimming #justkeepstimming #stimfreely #sensoryoverload #specialinterest #actuallyautisticmemes #autismlove #autismisawesome #disabilityrights #disability #disabilitypride #autismrights #differentnotless

I've never been able to handle loud music, no matter how much I like it. In fact, when I'm alone in my room and I'm listening to music with headphones I usually have the volume turned down to the absolute minimum, and then sometimes I'll be like "aaaaahhhh it's too loud!!" but when I turn it down I end up muting it because it doesn't go down any lower. So I have to turn it one notch up and deal with it, if I want to listen to music at all. But other than that, I relate to all of these autism moods. ~Eden🐢

#autism #autistic #autismspectrum #autismacceptance #autismawareness #actuallyautistic #redinstead #neurodiversity #neuroqueer #aspergers #aspie #autisticselfadvocacy #autisticpride #autismpride #sensoryprocessing #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensorysensitivity #stimming #justkeepstimming #stimfreely #sensoryoverload #specialinterest #actuallyautisticmemes #autismlove #autismisawesome #disabilityrights #disability #disabilitypride #autismrights #differentnotless
1,422 93 14 hours ago

Why yes, I have the mental age of a prehistoric cactus (/s). But for real, autistic people have the mental age of... you guessed it, the age they are! Autistic teens and adults aren't children trapped in large bodies, we're autistic teens and adults. Our developmental trajectories are often altered, but that doesn't detract from our years of lived experience. ~Eden🐢

#autism #autistic #autismspectrum #autismacceptance #autismawareness #actuallyautistic #redinstead #neurodiversity #neuroqueer #aspergers #aspie #autisticselfadvocacy #autisticpride #autismpride #sensoryprocessing #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensorysensitivity #stimming #justkeepstimming #stimfreely #sensoryoverload #specialinterest #actuallyautisticmemes #autismlove #autismisawesome #disabilityrights #disability #disabilitypride #autismrights #differentnotless

Why yes, I have the mental age of a prehistoric cactus (/s). But for real, autistic people have the mental age of... you guessed it, the age they are! Autistic teens and adults aren't children trapped in large bodies, we're autistic teens and adults. Our developmental trajectories are often altered, but that doesn't detract from our years of lived experience. ~Eden🐢

#autism #autistic #autismspectrum #autismacceptance #autismawareness #actuallyautistic #redinstead #neurodiversity #neuroqueer #aspergers #aspie #autisticselfadvocacy #autisticpride #autismpride #sensoryprocessing #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensorysensitivity #stimming #justkeepstimming #stimfreely #sensoryoverload #specialinterest #actuallyautisticmemes #autismlove #autismisawesome #disabilityrights #disability #disabilitypride #autismrights #differentnotless
1,113 60 11 November, 2019

I had a meltdown/anxiety attack (It was difficult distinguishing the two at the time) and panic attack today. All in 30 minutes. That happened 8 hours ago, but I am still exhausted. But, this serves as a reminder to take care of yourself. Dont bottle up your emotions. Let yourself rest. Dont blame yourself for meltdowns. Recover from it at your own pace ♡ (Credit: aqua-tea on Tumblr ) #takethemaskoff #autism #autie #autistic #actuallyautistic #stimming #stim #autismspectrumdisorder #asd #redinstead #autismacceptance #aspergers #aspie #aspergerssyndrome #aspergersyndrome #antiautismspeaks

I had a meltdown/anxiety attack (It was difficult distinguishing the two at the time) and panic attack today. All in 30 minutes. That happened 8 hours ago, but I am still exhausted. But, this serves as a reminder to take care of yourself. Dont bottle up your emotions. Let yourself rest. Dont blame yourself for meltdowns. Recover from it at your own pace ♡ (Credit: aqua-tea on Tumblr ) #takethemaskoff #autism #autie #autistic #actuallyautistic #stimming #stim #autismspectrumdisorder #asd #redinstead #autismacceptance #aspergers #aspie #aspergerssyndrome #aspergersyndrome #antiautismspeaks
792 20 6 November, 2019

Tenho usado situações do dia a dia para explicar as emoções no bracelete da @teraplay Quando ele fica bravo por algum motivo, aproveito para mostrar a carinha de bravo 😡 Qndo ele chora mostro a carinha de triste 😢 Quando fazemos algo divertido e ele sorri, mostro a carinha de feliz 😁 ... e por aí vai. Passamos o find na casa dos avós do Pedro, estávamos passeando e então resolvi perguntar como ele estava se sentindo e respondeu: feliz. Já na hora de voltar pra casa, novamente perguntei como ele estava e respondeu: cansado. Incrível gente, simplesmente incrível ❤️ Saber como nossos filhos se sentem dá um alívio imenso, quem é mãe de criança autista sabe muito bem como é angustiante não saber. No vídeo, realmente bravo, pq tirei o ipad da mão dele para gravar. 😡😂

Tenho usado situações do dia a dia para explicar as emoções no bracelete da @teraplay Quando ele fica bravo por algum motivo, aproveito para mostrar a carinha de bravo 😡 Qndo ele chora mostro a carinha de triste 😢 Quando fazemos algo divertido e ele sorri, mostro a carinha de feliz 😁 ... e por aí vai. Passamos o find na casa dos avós do Pedro, estávamos passeando e então resolvi perguntar como ele estava se sentindo e respondeu: feliz. Já na hora de voltar pra casa, novamente perguntei como ele estava e respondeu: cansado. Incrível gente, simplesmente incrível ❤️ Saber como nossos filhos se sentem dá um alívio imenso, quem é mãe de criança autista sabe muito bem como é angustiante não saber. No vídeo, realmente bravo, pq tirei o ipad da mão dele para gravar. 😡😂
1,229 49 10 November, 2019

I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted! After a month of traveling for speaking & events, I’m exhausted/catching up on life. so here is a happy lil photo of my #autisticjoy while I attempt to adult and catch up. Posts on recent adventures comin’ up real soon!!! ✨

I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted! After a month of traveling for speaking & events, I’m exhausted/catching up on life. so here is a happy lil photo of my #autisticjoy while I attempt to adult and catch up. Posts on recent adventures comin’ up real soon!!! ✨
578 22 16 hours ago

Yesterday I had a rare day and evening off parenting duties to go out and celebrate my birthday (which is tomorrow 😁) These nights off are always something I really look forward to. Having the chance to switch off for a few hours and spend time with friends and family is so important.
As I spoke about on Friday, being a parent can be stressful and tiring. Being a parent of children with special needs adds a whole extra set of challenges to the mix, and often leaves people feeling like they’re struggling to cope.

Being a full time single parent/carer, meeting Jude and Tommy’s needs often means making sacrifices. Putting their needs first. Which is fine, that’s what we need to do.

But doing this can also mean you lose a bit of your identity. By not looking after yourself, or doing things that you need to do for you, it means you’re not doing anything to relieve the stress that builds up over time.

A few years back I didn’t really enjoy going out and seeing people. Things were so difficult at home that I felt like I was faking being happy when I did. I was more worried about what might be happening at home, or what might happen the next day that I couldn’t relax and enjoy myself.

This year has been a difficult one and meant I’ve had much less free time again. Over the summer I went 3 months without a night off, and I started to feel like I was in a slump again. Not having a night off isn’t so bad when you have another adult at home to share your life with, but when you don’t it can get pretty lonely.

And it’s made me realise for me, for my own identity and mental health, being social is a fundamental part of me being happy. That’s what helps me cope with the hard days, helps relieve my stress.
It’s something I need to work on, to find a way to have more regular free time. So that I can spend more time with friends and family, maybe even have a new relationship one day, without it disrupting or affecting Jude and Tommy.
Finding a way to make our lives more rounded not only improves our happiness, but it gives us the energy, the patience, the mindset to be the parent we want to be. The parent our kids need us to be ❤️

Yesterday I had a rare day and evening off parenting duties to go out and celebrate my birthday (which is tomorrow 😁) These nights off are always something I really look forward to. Having the chance to switch off for a few hours and spend time with friends and family is so important. 
As I spoke about on Friday, being a parent can be stressful and tiring. Being a parent of children with special needs adds a whole extra set of challenges to the mix, and often leaves people feeling like they’re struggling to cope.

Being a full time single parent/carer, meeting Jude and Tommy’s needs often means making sacrifices. Putting their needs first. Which is fine, that’s what we need to do.

But doing this can also mean you lose a bit of your identity. By not looking after yourself, or doing things that you need to do for you, it means you’re not doing anything to relieve the stress that builds up over time.

A few years back I didn’t really enjoy going out and seeing people. Things were so difficult at home that I felt like I was faking being happy when I did. I was more worried about what might be happening at home, or what might happen the next day that I couldn’t relax and enjoy myself.

This year has been a difficult one and meant I’ve had much less free time again. Over the summer I went 3 months without a night off, and I started to feel like I was in a slump again. Not having a night off isn’t so bad when you have another adult at home to share your life with, but when you don’t it can get pretty lonely.

And it’s made me realise for me, for my own identity and mental health, being social is a fundamental part of me being happy. That’s what helps me cope with the hard days, helps relieve my stress. 
It’s something I need to work on, to find a way to have more regular free time. So that I can spend more time with friends and family, maybe even have a new relationship one day, without it disrupting or affecting Jude and Tommy. 
Finding a way to make our lives more rounded not only improves our happiness, but it gives us the energy, the patience, the mindset to be the parent we want to be. The parent our kids need us to be ❤️
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Well, nah, I'm not talking if I don't want to. Like let me have my human right to basic choices, not to say anything, if I don't want to.
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