Academic Privilege – Is the Public Education System Destroying NeuroDivergent People?

The school systems are designed and tailored to teach one style of learner and one type of teaching.  Those of us who learn, and experience, and process information differently are often treated as if we are problems, when we fail to fit into the neuro-typical education system. Continue reading Academic Privilege – Is the Public Education System Destroying NeuroDivergent People?

Photo fo Lyric, a pale skinned, mixed race (Native & white) nonbinary human in their mid 30s, with short green and teal hair and shaved sides. They have armpit hair and are wearing sunglasses and a black top while glancing sideways and running their fingers through their hair. They are outside surrounded by green trees.

NONBINARY 101 – for International NonBinary Day

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

The Dangers of Assuming All Autistic People Have Anxiety & How Anxiety Messes With My Life

 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

A black person with feminine presentation is in a yellow shirt with medium hair wearing headphones and singing to themselves with their arms over their head

The Miracle of Assistive Technology for Auditory Processing Problems in Public

One of my biggest struggles, as an Autistic Person with Sensory Processing Differences, is often the modern indoor sensory environment (especially places where many humans tend to gather under one roof).

Before I knew I was Autistic, I would find myself in these places, feeling extremely agitated and overwhelmed but not realizing this feeling was sensory overload, and my flight/fight response being triggered. Continue reading The Miracle of Assistive Technology for Auditory Processing Problems in Public

June 18th is Autistic Pride DAY! What is Autistic Pride Day and Why We Need Pride for Autistic People

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

A Green man is bent in an unnatural state while hanging akwardly off a wall from his feet

NeuroDiversity & Disability – Flexing the Systems Instead of Blaming People for Being Unable to Fit In

Being Autistic is not all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, it sucks sometimes, especially because of society systems & the world being stacked against us. Let’s talk about why some of us share the good parts of being Autistic: Continue reading NeuroDiversity & Disability – Flexing the Systems Instead of Blaming People for Being Unable to Fit In

The Need For Autistic and NeuroDivergent Authenticity

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

NeuroDivergent Rebel, a slim framed nonbinary human, in a purple graphic background stands in front of a pair of wings - with the text NeuroDivergent Rebel to the left of them

Who is the NeuroDivergent Rebel and WHY do they Write?

I am a person with many labels and identities, including a few I’ve taken on my own, changing my name (Lyric) and starting a blog (NeuroDivergent Rebel). My labels have given me power and a sense of pride, identity, and belonging I never had before. Continue reading Who is the NeuroDivergent Rebel and WHY do they Write?