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AWN February Newsletter

February 27, 2024

My name is Kyara, and I started as a Communications Intern at AWN this January.  I first found AWN through a Social Movements course 3 years ago as an undergrad. From that point on, I…

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Black History Month - Celebrating black artists and activists

AWN Honors Black History Month 2024

February 22, 2024

Learn more about the four artists and activists we are honoring for Black History Month 2024: Octavia Butler, Sonia Sanchez, Josephine Baker, and Alvin Ailey. 

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Our Crucial Disability Policy Work

December 19, 2023

Our society, including public policy, should not pick and choose which types of disabled people to care for. True liberation can only exist for everyone when we divest from that type of competition and instead build an interdependent world where more is possible. This past year, AWN took steps toward creating that type of world.

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AWN Giving Tuesday eBook Release

November 28, 2023

We’re happy to celebrate the release of AWN’s new ebook, A Neurodiversity and Gentle Parenting Journey…in Color by Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

October Newsletter: Spirits, Spooks, and Sweets

October 31, 2023

It’s my favorite time of the year! Halloween is coming up soon, and for many Latine people like myself, it’s also close to Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). I love this season of spirits, spooks, and sweets.

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Day of the Dead. Guatemala vs. Mexico. What's different?

Day of the Dead in Guatemala and Mexico: Honoring Our Ancestors

October 25, 2023

Hi, I’m Kayley Whalen, a Guatemalan-American trans and disabilities scholar, activist, and communications consultant for the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network. I’m here to talk about Día de [los] Muertos, or “Day of the Dead”…

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Human Rights Committee  (HRC)
Submission for Reporting of the United States of America on Women and Gender Diverse People with Disabilities*

September 21, 2023

The U.S. Gender and Disability Justice Alliance,[1] Women Enabled International (WEI),[2] the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network,[3] and  the Autistic People of Color Fund,[4]  appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the Human Rights Committee’s consideration…

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Protect Our Trans Siblings

AWN August-September Newsletter

September 13, 2023

AWN has been quite busy recently, and thank you for your patience while we worked to get our latest newsletter to you. Here at AWN we run on Crip Time, so sometimes that means that…

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Paid Trans HIV Prevention Study

August 14, 2023

As a nonbinary trans woman, I know how hard-hit my community is with HIV — with trans women having HIV rates 66 times higher than the general population. That’s why I’m proud to be part…

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Calling people in when they do the seemingly impossible to support us is as important as calling people out when they don't see our humanity." - Amy Sequenzia, "A Note to Parents"

A Note to Parents

August 8, 2023

I started writing about autism and disabilities over 10 years ago. At the same time, I started reading what other disabled people were writing. I met many of them, most of them Autistic. I attended…

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Disability Pride Month 2023

AWN July Newsletter

July 26, 2023

Hi, my name is Courtney and I have been the Digital Media Content Manager for AWN since 2020, leading our efforts on Facebook and helping our team make sure all our online platforms are accessible.…

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Donate Today for Give Out Day!

June 27, 2023

This has been a traumatic time for trans youth because of increasing political attacks including anti-trans legislation in dozens of states. Last November, AWN announced an ambitious plan to release a new resource guide to…

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