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
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
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
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, 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
How might one know that they themselves are nonbinary? I’m going to share my perspective and hopefully this can be helpful to you. Continue reading How Do I Know if I am NonBinary? – My Enby Gender Journey
I am formally diagnosed but will always advocate for Autistic People to be able to self identify, because I understand how much privilege and luck was involved in discovering I was Autistic at the age of 29. Continue reading The Need to Self Identify as NeuroDivergent
A lot of the methods in ABA have been deemed to be too cruel to use on animals for years, but are still being used on human children. Continue reading Too Cruel for Dogs but Okay for Kids? -Behaviorism Gone Wrong
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
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