So many people unconsciously spend (waste) their lives working toward what they hope will be peace, one day.
Work hard, then rest.
Main meal first, then dessert.
Wees first, then poos. (I made that one up because order hurts my PDA autistic ADHD brain).
We’ve been taught to abandon our...
It never gets easier, nor am I ever better prepared for the moments my autistic children (and I) are exposed to another parent’s grief stricken story about their autistic child.
I was conditioned to believe that the first of my children to be identified autistic had 'disappeared' and there...
Hello, I’m here writing. It isn’t easy, and it isn’t complete.
Be patient with me, please, as I figure out a way to communicate this internalised experience, these thousands of thoughts, these physical movements that come along with those things and the way in which I "say" it...
(ETA: This is not about being against therapy. It is a piece on the problematic nature of generic frameworks thrown at autistic people, rather than a consideration of the individual needs, wants, preferences and if there actually is a need for therapies.)
When I hear “What’s the...
Yesterday, someone trolled me on social media.
That in itself isn’t the thing. That happens to autistic folks who joyfully resist the disorder narrative all the time.
It’s threatening to some, to read my writings or hear me speak about my autistic pride.
I was speaking about how so...
Long story short.
Oh, I love the fantasy of the "long story short" right there for me, an ADHDer.
But I'll try.
Last year, I laid on a surgery table, unresponsive, in hypertensive crisis.
I was not responding to medical intervention.
It was terrifying. I laid there for some time with my hand up...
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 this past week.
We touched on the challenging and raw topic of failed relationships and...