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Autism Acceptance - As We Are by Azurite-Dream Autism Acceptance - As We Are by Azurite-Dream
This is a small segment from what was intended to be a larger autism acceptance piece, although after months of being stuffed into a bulging folder of unfinished work, I have come to terms with the fact that this will never get more done than it is now XD .

There seems to be some sort of misconception that those with autism suffer because of it--that they are adrift somewhere out of reach, in need of rescue--in need of a 'cure'. In truth, those with autism do not suffer because of the way they were made, any more than a dove suffers because it was made a dove--although that same blissful creature may, indeed, despair if it is robbed of its wings and expected to become a fish. Sadly, this is so often the case with autistic individuals--mistreated, misunderstood, pressured to conform to what would make others feel more comfortable. But there is no making a dove a fish--there is no 'normal' person beneath the autism. We are as we are. Why rob us of our wings?

Let us each be as we were lovingly made, in all our beautiful forms.

Traditional mixed media using copic and prismacolor markers and prismacolor pencils.
Portrayed here is my original character Fia.

© Azurite 2015
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:iconmisslunarose:
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017   General Artist
This is really pretty. I'm autistic and there's a lot of truth in your words. Thanks. :heart:
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xantrojia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
cool :)..
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goodbrony Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016   Artist
I can think of a lady you should have a word with......mainly because she is one hell of an intolerant bitch towards kids with sever autism
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Adm-James Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
This is absolutely beautiful. Not only the finished piece, but the thought process behind it as well. Lovely!
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconroanalcorano:
roanalcorano Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful artwork! 
I have autism as well having Asperger's.
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:iconmockingbirdontree:
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Super pose and great colors. I like it ☺
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015   Traditional Artist
Well said! :) I'm proud to be who I am despite my autism. That's why God gave us our talents to fight the disease that may cause us fear and doubt. We need to fight the enemy head on and never rest. We need to show others that we are not weak or helpless that we can change the world, one piece at a time. :D The girl you drew is very beautiful, may I add.
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:iconsaskle:
Saskle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I love the soft colours and shading. :)
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsaskle:
Saskle Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Don't mention it! :aww:
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:iconfangofsilver:
Fangofsilver Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This....this is just beautiful...
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfangofsilver:
Fangofsilver Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NP ^_^
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:iconpolarisbear12:
Polarisbear12 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful and definitely well said.
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Tvalger Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Well said.
As one who has "High Functioning" Autism, I can feel and relate to this very well.
And this drawing...just GORGEOUS. It makes me think of the bliss it is to be lost in ones thoughts or in meditative prayer.
Definitely favoriting this!
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkomaani:
KOMAANI Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAH! dat pose. nicely done!
:D
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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JoshGarciaArtworks Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconkbabz:
KBABZ Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aspie here, nice work!
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkbabz:
KBABZ Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love the meaning behind this. My niece has autism and she's such a precious little girl~

Such a lovely piece.
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:iconlostbunniesofwendy:
LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So cool! She looks just too cute!
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:iconazurite-dream:
Azurite-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlostbunniesofwendy:
LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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MH11387sly Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
i have autism, and somehow i got accepted as a human i am.
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:iconladyxchrii:
LadyxChrii Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very sweet for doing this ^^ I have a friend who's got a mild case of I think it was Asperger's syndrome. that or flat out autism. but she's very functional as long as you don't pressure her much.
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megpie12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm kind of the same way...I've been told that I have autism as a kid and was held back because of it in school and was given "special teaching" on the side some times so I struggled in school as a kid, but as I got older I was able to do better though I also stress if I'm pressured...so it's very appreciated that you do this and I hope more people will see this so they also understand that we are how we are and accept that there's no true "normal"...that it's also ok that everyone is unique in their own way :)
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LadyxChrii Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed. well said, my friend. Yeah she has her issues, but she's my best friend and sister. I do what i can to help her.
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megpie12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good :)
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:iconladyxchrii:
LadyxChrii Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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megpie12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:p
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