People often ask me if I was diagnosed Aspergers or Autistic Continue reading Autism or Aspergers – Which is it?
Get access to EXCLUSIVE members only content for only $1 a month at http://www.patreon.com/NeurodivergentRebel Continue reading Unpacking Anxiety: Self Doubt and Perfectionism – an Autistic Perspective
Anxiety & Me – I Was in Complete Denial that I Even Had Anxiety #Anxiety #mentalhealth- @NeuroRebel Continue reading Anxiety & Me – I Was in Complete Denial that I Even Had Anxiety
You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy – This is one of the autism myths bugs me the most. Have you heard this one? #AskingAutistics #ActuallyAutistic #YouCantBeAutisticBecause #Neurodiversity #Empathy Continue reading You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy
The fourth video in the series going over some of the most common and most ridiculous reasons autistic people are told that they couldn’t possibly be autistic. Continue reading #YouCantBeAutisticBecause. . . You are a Woman
My diagnosis was like a light, illuminating parts of me that I’d hidden in the darkness. #TakeTheMaskOff Continue reading #TakeTheMaskOff Diagnosis/Self awareness – How does it impact masking?
I’m a chameleon, an expert masker. I can be fun and playful, or serious and attentive. I can sit still, with proper posture, and give the impression of eye contact. There are many masks, many characters that all require varying skill levels to pull off. Some costumes are more elaborate than others. Continue reading An Autistic Perspective #TakeTheMaskOff – Masking, Mental Health, & Burnout
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?
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 … Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – What is Autistic Masking? #TakeTheMaskOff