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Why I won’t be watching the film Music

CW: Ableism It’s difficult to know where exactly to start with the saga surrounding Sia’s debut feature Music. Public awareness of the controversy began with the moment that Sia started…

Sia’s ‘Music’ Scandal

CW: Ableism Music, Sia’s recently premiered debut film, faced intense backlash months before it was even available for viewing. It tells the story of Zu who, newly sober, assumes the…

Soup and sailing with Murray MacDonald

Murray MacDonald tells me there are two sides to him. The ‘social media’ side of Murray – amiable, chipper, and perhaps “too confident,” he claims, in a hail-fellow-well-met sort of…

In Conversation with Autistic Mutual Aids Society Edinburgh

What’s Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh (AMASE)? AMASE is a representative Autistic People’s Organisation (APO). This means that we are led by autistic people and aim to represent the views…

Play about autism misses the mark

All in a Row, an Alex Oates production now showing at Southwark Playhouse, has come under fire for casting a puppet as one of its lead roles, an autistic eleven-year-old…

How to scientifically tell someone they are wrong

How should scientists approach the twenty-year-old misconception that there is a correlation between autism and vaccines? Despite vaccination rates remaining high, the contention persists on public forums like Twitter (a…

Edinburgh University researchers receive £20 million grant for autism research

The University of Edinburgh have been awarded £20 million by The Simons Foundation for groundbreaking autism research. Researchers hope to build on past studies to uncover more biological mechanisms that…

Autism, Abstraction and Colour

At the current Summerhall Exhibition, Autism, Abstraction and Colour, Garvald Artists deems John Black’s work “inherently beautiful”. However, this description does not even attempt to do the artist justice. In…