Ryan has spent more then 5475 days in imposed isolation because he is autistic.
I am really struggling with this news. I chose in a way to lock myself away, to try and shut out the world because I didn’t feel safe. To be detained at 17 and kept against your will for 15 years, I wouldn’t even know how to start processing that!
Autistic people shouldn’t have to lose all or part of our lives as the cost of being autistic. When is the world and society going to take responsibility for the damage it does to people that just want to live their lives, without all the negative impact we have to deal with? The truth is, it feels like we have to adapt to survive, we can’t be us because when we are... well I will let the article finish that sentence.
I may not post for a day or two, I have to admit this was devastating and I feel so much for Ryan.
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