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

Autistic Stimming – My First Chewy Necklace

And now I’m engaging in a behaviour that is better for my health.  I’m a little self-conscious, I need to admit, that I am an adult chewing on something, but I’m going to get over that because this is just so much better for me than biting holes in my lips and mouth. Continue reading Autistic Stimming – My First Chewy Necklace

An Autistic Perspective – Stim Suppression

When I can’t move at all, I start to get this really heavy tension in my body.  I get tension in my shoulders.  I get tension in my jaw.  I get tension in my neck and my legs.  I hold my body hard and tight and stiff just to keep myself from moving, and it feels horrible. Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – Stim Suppression

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