Unpacking two myths about identity-first language

Language doesn’t create prejudice — pretending it does allows us to ignore deeper cultural problems

1. Identity-first language is dehumanizing.

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The symbol of the neurodiversity & Autistic rights movements

2. Identity-first language reduces a person to a single identity.

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Ryan received xyr AA in ASL (2019) & is studying Science Journalism for xyr BA (Evergreen State, 2021). Xe is an Autistic, queer, non-binary crip.

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