Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6

In this episode, we about the struggles of anxiety disorders and how they tie into an autism diagnosis all too often. We explore the biological and social sides to anxiety, ways you notice your stress levels increasing, ways to prevent future panic attacks, and mindsets to develop in order to cope with the disorder. Continue reading Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6

An Autistic Perspective – Stimming & Masking

Those stims that I do when I’m trying to be quiet and still, and not disruptive, tend to actually be stims that aren’t very good for me, like ripping off my fingernails, and things that hurt.  So, it’s much better to let my body just stim naturally. Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – Stimming & Masking

10 Reasons We Need Autistic Pride

Autistic Pride isn’t just about celebrating who we are. It’s also about coming together, remembering those we’ve lost, and working together towards a brighter future for future generations of autistic and other neurodivergent people. Continue reading 10 Reasons We Need Autistic Pride

The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Featuring Stimming: The great, the good, and the ugly

The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Live at Honestly Autism Day 2019 – talking about Stimmig, Sensory Processing, Regulation, and Harmful Stims   Transcription Christa Holmans: Um, so, I’m, thank you so much for being here today. Uh, my name is Christa Holmans, … Continue reading The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Featuring Stimming: The great, the good, and the ugly

Neurodivergent Rebel Honestly Autism Q&A – Q&A from Honestly Autism Day Morning Session

I had the extreme pleasure of being invited to speak at the 10th annual Honestly Autism Day on April 6, 2019. The conference was amazing. I encourage you to check it out if you are ever in the area. Here … Continue reading Neurodivergent Rebel Honestly Autism Q&A – Q&A from Honestly Autism Day Morning Session

Interviewing Myself – Disclosing Autism During a Job Interview

I want to say that this might not be right for everyone.  There are just some situations where unfortunately, for one reason or another, it just may not be safe for someone to be openly autistic because there are still plenty of stigma and misinformation out there.  But those of us who are able to be openly autistic, it’s important because we do need to correct that misinformation.  And just by existing and being honest and open with the world, we have the opportunity to do that.  Continue reading Interviewing Myself – Disclosing Autism During a Job Interview

I Wish People Understood – Autistic Strengths & Weaknesses

For me, I’m highly, highly capable, and even more capable than a lot of people I know – neurotypical, autistic, or otherwise – in certain areas that are my areas of expertise.  . . but then sometimes there are just other things where I can appear completely and totally – maybe emotionally – immature. Continue reading I Wish People Understood – Autistic Strengths & Weaknesses