1. For National Autism Acceptance Month, explore a topic related to autism you wish more people were talking about. As autism acceptance gets more attention (which is great!) what are some conversations you still don’t see happening? Use your story to shine light on this topic.
2. For National Minority Health Month, share an anecdote that illustrates how being part of a marginalized group affects your healthcare. From doctors making racist comments, to specific stigmas in your community that make it hard to get help, tell us a story that illustrates how being part of a marginalized group impacts the quality of care you receive.
4. What are some fears you have as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted? While vaccine distribution and lifted COVID-19 restrictions seem like great news, are there any fears you still have as someone with a mental illness, chronic illness or disability? Write a piece exploring them, and offer some advice for people who can relate.
5. Write a response to something timely. A new song. An interview with a celebrity. A comment from a politician. If something in the news cycle strikes a nerve or leaves you inspired, let us know why. Make sure to mark your piece as timely when you submit!