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We bring our children home.

Jul 21, 2021
We bring our children home
From failed systems
That have been enabled not to care
Not to care for our children
 
For us; when we were the children
We educate our children
And while trying...
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Where my grief came from.

Jul 14, 2021
This morning as I was barefoot walking through the garden, connecting with the earth, I felt a deep sadness come over me.
 
My instinct was to push the sadness away and to think of...
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Appearances can be (so very) deceiving.

Jun 30, 2021
I'm a PDA autistic (Pathological demand avoidance).
 
This means that my social connectedness; my ability to engage with others naturally and to make eye contact gives the impression that I...
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How I show up in friendships.

Jun 23, 2021
Hi! 👋 I'm Kristy, and I'm TERRIBLE at being a friend in the neuronormative sense.
 
I take months to respond to messages in my inbox, if ever.
 
Sometimes I say things that come...
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An invitation to lead with love.

Jun 16, 2021
Contrary to popular parenting advice, the time when our children return to the safety of our energy after being in trouble is not the time to lecture.
 
It is not the time to remind our...
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Sensory overload and a social hangover.

Jun 09, 2021
Sitting here reminiscing about the good ole masking in social situations; days of extreme and intense anxiety for weeks, months leading up to events with other people.
 
The day would...
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Meeting my (now) husband.

May 19, 2021
In the years of my heavily masked unidentified autistic life, dating was an absolute nightmare.
 
I hated it.
 
Relationships caused me so much confusion, pain, self-doubt and...
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Reclaiming the word "autistic."

May 12, 2021
A great beginning point when becoming a friend and ally to the autistic community is to use the term "autistic" rather than ASD.
 
I see the abbreviation ASD and my skin crawls.
 
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When there's not enough processing time.

Apr 28, 2021
Parenting is tough.
 
Being autistic and parenting can be challenging when we share the same sensory challenges as our little people and need time and space to be calm.
 
Today we...
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I'm not looking at you.

Apr 21, 2021
I can’t tell you how concerning it is that we have such an incredibly uninformed requirement for autistic people to make eye contact.
 
When we understand autism as an identity and...
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