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.
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.
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, I’m the Neurodivergent Rebel, and I wanted to tell you a little bit about theContinue reading “The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Featuring Stimming: The great, the good, and the ugly”
People ask about the hard parts.
Is autism a disability? It can be.
Is it all sunshine and rainbows? No.
Inspired by #ActuallyAutistic Twitter conversations. Things I wish I’d known when I was first diagnosed autistic.
Anxiety & Me – I Was in Complete Denial that I Even Had Anxiety #Anxiety #mentalhealth- @NeuroRebel
Autism & Late Diagnosis: I Wish I’d Known – Sensory Processing
I Give Up – Why I quit, after over a year on the Keto diet. #keto #diet #ketodiet
I was honored to be invited into the #TakeTheMaskOff conversation on Facebook earlier this week. Our one hour long live video inspired the video below. This week I talk about my personal experience with autistic masking – sometimes referred to as autistic passing. YouTube CC help from Shauna Gordon @gordondev http://shaunagordon.com AutisticScienceLady @AspieHuman Continue reading “An Autistic Perspective – What is Autistic Masking? #TakeTheMaskOff”
It was a true honor to be able to have such an important conversation with some amazing #actuallyautistic advocates. This summer we want to encourage autistic people everywhere to talk about how masking impacts their lives using the tag #TakeTheMaskOff #TakeTheMaskOff Live Launch Youtube Video 7/9/2018 The Autistic Advocate, Neurodivergent Rebel, Do I LookContinue reading “Talking About Autism and Masking – #TakeTheMaskOff”