Autistic and NeuroDivergent People’s Struggles Are Invisible Pt 1: Masking & Sensory Issues

many of the struggles Autistic People have are invisible because they have to do with how we process information and interact with the world. These things are happening behind the scenes. Continue reading Autistic and NeuroDivergent People’s Struggles Are Invisible Pt 1: Masking & Sensory Issues

I’m Autistic and this is Why I Find People Overwhelming

Before I learned I was Autistic, I didn’t look for information in people’s faces, or their body language, to see how they were feeling or even to see if they were interested in things I was saying. It just never really occurred to me that there was information there and at 29, I started to study what facial expressions and body language means.

That meant I was having really difficult interactions with other people, because I wouldn’t realize I was annoying them, or I wouldn’t read the situation well. Continue reading I’m Autistic and this is Why I Find People Overwhelming

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

The Dangers of Assuming All Autistic People Have Anxiety & How Anxiety Messes With My Life

 If we look, specifically, at Autistic people, It is estimated by the American Psychiatric Association that one in five, 19% of adults in the United States have some form of mental illness, and these numbers are, naturally, higher among Autistic and NeuroDivergent populations, which is  expected, because also according to the APA, minority groups are at higher risk for developing mental health conditions.

 If you are a member of multiple minority groups, and you are multiplying marginalized, You can multiply this risk for mental health issues, because of the additional pressures that are placed upon you by society. Continue reading The Dangers of Assuming All Autistic People Have Anxiety & How Anxiety Messes With My Life

June 18th is Autistic Pride DAY! What is Autistic Pride Day and Why We Need Pride for Autistic People

June 18th is Autistic Pride Day, within Queer Pride Month.

These are independent events. This is not a pride only for Queer Autistic People -just for the record, because that question has been asked of me before.

What is Autistic Pride Day and why is this a thing?

Well, if you would like to know more, please do stay tuned. Continue reading June 18th is Autistic Pride DAY! What is Autistic Pride Day and Why We Need Pride for Autistic People

The Need For Autistic and NeuroDivergent Authenticity

As a Queer, multiply NeuroDivergent human, I have spent enough time living in closets and suppressing myself to know that the keys to my own personal happiness have been found in learning to live authentically and freely as an Autistic and NeuroDivergent and Queer adults. Continue reading The Need For Autistic and NeuroDivergent Authenticity

Making the Workplace more Neurodivergent Friendly: Lyric Holmans with Chloe & David

In this session Lyric Holmans (they/them; AKA NeuroDivergent Rebel) presents for 30 minutes on Making the Workplace more Neurodivergent friendly, and then takes questions and discusses this topic with Chloe (she/her) and David (he/him). Continue reading Making the Workplace more Neurodivergent Friendly: Lyric Holmans with Chloe & David