Autistic, Bisexual, Non-binary: Why Neurotype & Queerness are Inseparable for Me

Digital drawing of a silhouetted head with swirls of pink, yellow, green, purple, and blue inside where the brain would be.
Art by Jesse Meadows

Two years ago, I had a mental health crisis. I had been depressed for a year, I had no idea why, and no matter what I did, it was only getting worse.

When I began to reckon with my deteriorating mental health, I realized that I needed to embrace my sexuality and gender. I could not see a world where I would be able to mentally…



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Jesse Meadows

writer + digital artist doing critical adhd studies + re-politicizing mental health | they/them