Photo fo Lyric, a pale skinned, mixed race (Native & white) nonbinary human in their mid 30s, with short green and teal hair and shaved sides. They have armpit hair and are wearing sunglasses and a black top while glancing sideways and running their fingers through their hair. They are outside surrounded by green trees.

NONBINARY 101 – for International NonBinary Day

NonBinary is an umbrella term for MANY identifies of people who don’t identify as the binary male of female. This includes gender fluid people (like me), people who don’t identify with any gender, people who identify with multiple genders, etc. Continue reading NONBINARY 101 – for International NonBinary Day

Why We NEED to Teach Boundaries & Consent to Autistic People

Lyric Homans  here. I’m the NeuroDivergent Rebel, and this week we’re going to talk about boundaries and consent with Autistic People, and why it is so important that we do explain boundaries and healthy relationships to Autistic people, instead of assuming that we will never have these things, or are uncapable of understanding these concepts. Continue reading Why We NEED to Teach Boundaries & Consent to Autistic People

NeuroDivergent Polyamory – Autistic NonConformity in My Relationships

Polyamorous people are able to have multiple relationships with multiple people at once. This extends beyond casual one-night stands, swinging, or flings (though there’s nothing wrong with that if that’s what you’re into as long as you don’t hurt people and have partners that are okay with that). Continue reading NeuroDivergent Polyamory – Autistic NonConformity in My Relationships

NeuroDivergent Rebel, a slim framed nonbinary human, in a purple graphic background stands in front of a pair of wings - with the text NeuroDivergent Rebel to the left of them

Who is the NeuroDivergent Rebel and WHY do they Write?

I am a person with many labels and identities, including a few I’ve taken on my own, changing my name (Lyric) and starting a blog (NeuroDivergent Rebel). My labels have given me power and a sense of pride, identity, and belonging I never had before. Continue reading Who is the NeuroDivergent Rebel and WHY do they Write?

The Naughty Autie in Conversation with Lyric Holmans about Autism & NeuroDiversity

This week we’re diving into the down and dirty – from ABA to Problems with the medical model we are not afraid of or avoiding controversy. Continue reading The Naughty Autie in Conversation with Lyric Holmans about Autism & NeuroDiversity

You Asked: What Was it Like Growing up Not Knowing You Were Autistic?

Hey everyone. NeuroRebel here. This week is a listener requested topic.

You ask, “What was it like growing up undiscovered, undiagnosed, not knowing that you are Autistic or Neurodivergent?”

Not knowing that I was Autistic, had a very big impact on my life and my experience growing up. I was very aware that I was different, but I didn’t have the vocabulary or an explanation for why or what made me different.

This week, I’m going to share my experience. If you’d like to know a little bit more, please stay tuned. Continue reading You Asked: What Was it Like Growing up Not Knowing You Were Autistic?

Autism & Mental Health – Do ALL Autistic People Have Anxiety?

Many Autistic people have clinically elevated levels of anxiety or at least one anxiety disorder – OCD, GAD, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, or other Specific Phobia. Continue reading Autism & Mental Health – Do ALL Autistic People Have Anxiety?

Do Autistic People Have Sex – The Truth About Autism & Sex

These are things people don’t want to talk about with regards to Autistic people, and it’s unfortunate because people are often infantilizing us and saying, “Oh no, they’re Autistic. They couldn’t possibly be interested in sex. They couldn’t possibly want to have sex.” This can be very harmful for a lot of reasons.

One big reason being that Autistic and neurodivergent young people may not get proper sex education. Continue reading Do Autistic People Have Sex – The Truth About Autism & Sex

Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Autistic Burnout, Supporting Gender Diverse Youth

This was an EPIC session! We talked about autistic burnout, autistic accommodations at work, my business Neurodivergent Consulting, how we can support our LGBTQIA+ loved ones, my upcoming book, and SO much more! Continue reading Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Autistic Burnout, Supporting Gender Diverse Youth

Autism & Gender Diversity with Autism Career Pathways

I recently was invited by Autism Career Pathways to have a discussion on the intersectionality between being Autistic/Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA. Continue reading Autism & Gender Diversity with Autism Career Pathways