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who trained me. The liturgists was my lifeline at the time, but it definitely derailed my Christian faith journey...in a good and very much needed way! I started going to a new church without my family to do my de/recontruction safely. I don't know if I call myself a Christian right now, but I am still engaging with a very healthy Christian community, continuing the conversations, and exploring other practices that are calling my heart. 2/
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Grew up in a Hispanic Christian Baptist family (with some Jewish orthodox teachings as well, that's a long story though). I soft started my deconstruction around the end of my high school years and went vegan around the same time. My hardcore deconstruction started my sophmore year of college. It was a year into leading in YoungLife and feeling like I was not living authentically. Ironically I found out about the liturgists from the YL Podcast that was hosted by the person 1/
Autistic People. So, new Research. Different social skills, not broken ones.
"In essence, what we are demonstrating for the first time is that autistic people's social behaviour includes effective communication and effective social interaction, in direct contradiction of the diagnostic criteria for autism. We have, for the first time, uncovered empirical evidence that there is a form of social intelligence that is specific to autistic people."
In other words, different social skills, not broken ones. We have our own social signalling and can co-operate and interact effectively....with each other. Likewise, non-autistic people can generally co-operate and interact effectively...with each other. But put one of each group together, and they both tend to misunderstand one another. They don't feel rapport with one another, that sense that you just 'click' with someone and understand them.
This isn't a new theory, of course. Dr Damian Milton has been discussing Double Empathy theory for a while now. https://kar.kent.ac.uk/62639/1/Double%20empathy%20problem.pdf
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Please also consider: olfactory sensitivity. I cannot be in the same room as someone wearing perfumes or "body spray." I cannot wash my hands if your soap is scented, even if it's "just" essential oils, and if my clothes are washed in smelly detergent I cannot wear them. And things like Febreze and Glade, not to mention most "cleaning" products, make places inaccessible long after they are used. It's not a preference, these fragrances literally make me ill, and can often trigger panic attacks if I can't get away from them.
Please be considerate of others olfactory space just as much as their auditory and physical space.
And honestly getting these scents out of your workplace and home will make you healthier (they aren't made of very nice chemicals) and more aware of natural smells 🌹
Thank you this has been a psa.
Some kind of Jesus loving witch, if that’s allowed. Student of human bodies and movement.
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