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Stop looking away from intersectionality

Oct 14, 2021
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Kristy Forbes - Autism & Neurodiversity Support
Stop looking away from intersectionality
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(Warning: This written content includes discussion around themes of racism, transphobia, homophobia, suicidality.)
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Almost every time I address the topic of...
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What happens when you say "No."

Oct 06, 2021
Do you know that you can say No?
 
So many of us don’t.
 
We’ve been conditioned to understand that No means others will talk behind our backs about our selfishness or...
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I am not my trauma

Sep 23, 2021
Yesterday, my youngest child came inside the house to tell me a bird had fallen from it’s nest.
 
As I neared the back fence, where all the neighbourhood birds gather in all of their...
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Failed relationships & neurodivergence

Sep 10, 2021

Ahh, the wonderful weekend. I hope you're having a brilliant one so far.

This week, for something different, the team and I decided we'd share a conversation with community from my Facebook page...

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It flows through my bloodlines

Aug 24, 2021
We are FIXATED on behaviour as a society. We hastily attach meaning and intention to it, and project our own biased (mis)understandings onto it, based on all that lies within US.
 
For many...
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I'd rather stab my eye than do this... (spoiler: it's group work)

Aug 13, 2021
I still cringe inside when remembering the moments I heard “Okay everyone, find a partner”, or “So we’re going to get into groups of three”...
 
No.
Nah, not...
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I’ll never ‘overcome’ my PDA neurobiology.

Aug 13, 2021
I’m often asked how, as a PDAer, I am able to overcome my need for control in parenting my own children with a PDA profile of autism.
 
I don’t overcome it.
 
I’ll...
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This is Me.

Aug 13, 2021
I no longer paint my nails.
 
I don't adorn myself with jewellery.
 
I take my time responding to messages and I seldom answer my phone. I have a message bank.
 
I say no to...
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My Dreaming Life

Aug 13, 2021
*Trigger warning: Trauma nightmares, self-harm, police, psychiatric ward*
 
 
 
My dreaming life.
 
As I age, it becomes more intense; a beckoning for me to process what...
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I remember every single name, every single humiliation.

Aug 13, 2021

At fifteen years old, I left school midway through Year Nine and went into the workforce.

 

I vehemently expressed that I would not return to school and with that, my mother said if I was not...

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