People are often resistant to labels. And I totally get it. There is particularly a lot of tragic stigma against labels on the autism spectrum.
I want to participate in the removal of the stigma of neurodiversity. I want all minds to be met with care, consideration, and dignity.
Another reason people resist labels is because they long for self-responsibility, a striving to gather whatever resources and support necessary for empowerment.
This second episode of Literal Thinking is in my Bones explains how the use of a label helped me understand myself better, and from that develop increased self-responsibility.
Take a look…
So, what do you think? In the comments below, I’d love to hear about any benefits or challenges you envision when using a label.