I hope it wasn't called "introversion room"... That sounds awful. :|

Paulo

Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> escreveu no dia quarta,
15/08/2018 à(s) 17:44:

> Thank you for sharing this, Romaine.
>
> Our experiences are so different, and we should acknowledge it and cherish
> it, and we need to respect all people and accommodate all people.
>
> My experience is related and opposite at the same time. I sometimes tell
> people that Wikimania is my social life. It's an exaggeration; it's
> Wikimania and other Wikimedia-related events: hackathons, workshops, local
> meetups. But that's really about it. The Wikimedia community is my social
> life. Events other than Wikimedia events —weddings, holidays, parties, you
> name it— can easily cause me to feel out of place and to experience
> feelings described in this thread.
>
> Wikimania is where I feel completely at home. But if it's not a place where
> others can feel at home, it's a problem.
>
> I remember one Wikimedia event that had an "introversion room". I remember
> how some people cheered when the event organizer mentioned it in her
> welcome speech. We need more of that: not only "introversion rooms" (even
> though they are welcome), but anything that makes people feel welcome.
>
> We need more of this consideration and inclusion not just because it's the
> right and decent human thing to do. We need it because it's our expressed
> goal to include every single human being. Who if not us?
>
> בתאריך יום ד׳, 15 באוג׳ 2018, 18:42, מאת Romaine Wiki ‏<
> romaine.w...@gmail.com>:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > In our movement we have a lot of different people, including people with
> a
> > different neurodiversity.
> >
> > Then it can happen that with events organised by the Wikimedia movement,
> > there are people that get sensory overloads. it basically means that the
> > input through the senses gets too much at some point. This can result in
> an
> > emotional outburst, an instant heavy headache/migraine attack, or in my
> > case I go (almost) completely blank.
> >
> > It is really hard to complain how it is like to people who have no
> > experiences with it.
> > I think however that we need as inclusive movement to be more aware of
> the
> > huge amount of varieties of people and there needs. For that reason I
> like
> > to share a thread on Twitter with you how a user I know well has
> > experienced it herself.
> >
> > Read at: https://twitter.com/dodocurieux/status/1029743772584865792
> >
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> > Romaine
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