#ActuallyAutistic is a hashtag used by the autistic community.
The #autism hashtag lost support amongst autistic people since it was dominated by friends or family of autistic people to the exclusion of autistic people themselves, and often featured hateful remarks about autism, pictures of autistic people posted without their permission, or posts from Autism Speaks (commonly seen as an enemy among autistic people).
The autistic community on Tumblr created the hashtag as a safe space for discussion. The tag has spread to other online platforms such as Twitter and DeviantArt. Members of the autistic community commonly see its use by non-autistic (neurotypical) people as bad ethics though they are still able to read discussions that were posted with the tag and support them as allies.
- Yes, That Too; Why actually autistic tag
- ASAN tumblr: What is with the tags "actuallyautistic"...
- F Yeah Autism Spectrum tumblr: People without autism (or, allistic folk): Please stop ruining my tracked tag. (content warning for swearing)