a screenshot from a Zoom with Lyric and Asiatu. Asiatu is pointing at the word FUCK above them on the wall smiling, and Lyric is clapping and also smiling.

A Conversation with Asiatu Lawoyin

One of my favorite people on the internet: Asiatu Lawoyin

CW/TW: ABA/Conversation Therapy/Autistic Abuse/ Suicidal ideation/mental health/trauma Continue reading A Conversation with Asiatu Lawoyin

Why Autistic and NeuroDivergent People May Not See Themselves in the Autism Diagnostic Criteria

This day, to day. This week, I am going to be talking about why some people do not see themselves in the diagnostic criteria for autism and other different forms of NeuroDiversity and things that are in that diagnostic manual.

NeuroDivergent People aren’t in control of our own narrative & the diagnostic manuals are one way the NeuroTypicals control the narratives around NeuroDivergent People. Continue reading Why Autistic and NeuroDivergent People May Not See Themselves in the Autism Diagnostic Criteria

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Intersections on the Spectrum: Lyric Holmans

Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the Podcast Intersections on the Spectrum. In episode of Intersections on the Spectrum we discuss my identities, lobbying against ABA, open relationships, and living in an RV. Continue reading Intersections on the Spectrum: Lyric Holmans

Today’s Autistic Moment: Autistic Adults and Gaslighting

I recently was invited to participate in an interview on a podcast, Today’s Autistic Moment, to talk about Autistic Adults and Gaslighting – a form of manipulation and abuse by which the abuser makes the individual being abused doubt their own reality. Continue reading Today’s Autistic Moment: Autistic Adults and Gaslighting

Neurodivergence: Recognize Your Strengths, Reduce Overwhelm, and Realize Your Dreams

The name of the series is Neurodivergence: Recognize Your Strengths, Reduce Overwhelm, and Realize Your Dreams, and I’m really excited about it because she has got together some really cool influencers (including me!!) in this space and they are going to be answering a lot of your questions about how to really improve your self worth and up your confidence and self love game so that you can start living the life that you really want to live. Continue reading Neurodivergence: Recognize Your Strengths, Reduce Overwhelm, and Realize Your Dreams

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

Autism Explained – Autism Acceptance & Understanding Events

To celebrate Autism Month, Autism Explained are running a 3-day event featuring autistic speakers from all over the world, including a session from me talking about Identity and Mental Health. Continue reading Autism Explained – Autism Acceptance & Understanding Events