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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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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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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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Labels, labels, labels.

Aug 13, 2021
Trigger Warning: swearing, harsh words.
 
 
I hear families often speak about their fear in "labelling" their children autistic, ADHD, among other neurodivergences because they worry...
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My university days went like this.

Aug 11, 2021
I'm not an autistic researcher.
 
I am not a psychologist.
 
I take my hat off to my neurokin who are.
 
I am forever grateful to those who are engaged in research and...
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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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School Trauma: Tuning into the language of behaviour.

Jul 07, 2021
 
 
For many of us, when we withdraw our children from school after prolonged challenges within that system, we expect that our children will begin to do better at home.
 
This...
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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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