Autistic people with well-developed masks may do better in certain situations compared to autistics without masking skills. Still, masking may come with a heavy cost, leading to physical exhaustion, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and burnout. The mask can breed self-loathing, leading the wearer to believe the unmasked person is somehow damaged, flawed, or broken. Continue reading Time to Take the Mask Off – #TakeTheMaskOff
This week I do a naked faced video to talk about my roller coaster relationship with makeup. Music: http://www.bensound.com Continue reading Makeup & Self Confidence – Is YOUR Relationship with Makeup Healthy?
At a recent doctor’s visit I was forced to face my irrational fear of needles. Maybe saying phobia would be more correct because I almost threw up and passed out in terror. Good thing they only draw blood once a year. Continue reading Let’s Talk About Irrational Fear
Social anxiety can be debilitating but it doesn’t have to be. This week I share my personal experience. Continue reading Let’s Talk – Social Anxiety
I LOVE a good plan. I’m a planner. Sometimes it hurts when unforeseen kinks appear in my plans. This week I talk about some things I do to manage my own expectations, in case things don’t go exactly the way I plan them. Continue reading Expectations, Change, & Growth – Oh my!!!
A friend once said to me that she remembered that I “wasn’t good at anything” when we were kids. This week I talk about what’s changed over the years. Continue reading Zero to My Own Hero – The Evolution of Me
A list of helpful websites. Against The Stream Buddhist Podcast Autism Women’s Network Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) International Aspergirl Society Neurodiverge Neurowonderful Blog & Neurowonderful on YouTube Spectrum News Spectrum Women Magazine The Art of Autism Wrong Planet … Continue reading Web Resources
Anxiety is on the rise globally. Many people, including some anxiety sufferers, may not know what anxiety is or how to deal with it.
It’s time we swallow our pride and start having these discussions. We need to talk about mental health. Continue reading Fear & Anxiety – Do you know the difference?
Neurodiverse people have a lot to offer society, but first, we must accept them. Neurodiversity is the key, a tool for acceptance.
The world needs neurodiversity for this very reason.
Why is this neurodiverse acceptance such a threat to some people? Continue reading Why the World Needs Neurodiversity
Some of us were fidgeting long before these spinners came into the picture. All of the sudden these things are everywhere. This week I check out my first fidget spinner, in an attempt to figure out what all the fuss is about. Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Fidget Spinner Craze