This journey is never over because each day will present unique challenges and opportunities for growth as I learn and evolve as a person.
Continue reading What it’s like when you’ve adjusted to your diagnosis? – The Journey to Self Acceptance Doesn’t End with a Diagnosis
They say Queer People are “perverts” and “sexual deviants,” but our accusers seem to be the ones obsessed with sex and private parts.
Continue reading Friendly Reminder: The First Pride Was a Riot
Coming out nonbinary has been like coming out NeuroDivergent in many ways. Many people don’t believe nonbinary people exist. Some people (too many) also don’t believe Autism or ADHD exist either.
Continue reading Coming Out Autistic and ADHD: Is Coming out NeuroDivergent Like Coming Out of the Closet?
As a child (in middle school), I was denied the right to rest when I was so physically exhausted and burned out it made me sick.
Continue reading Autistic Burnout -The Silent Killer – Recognizing, Preventing, and Recovering from Burnout
When I’m overwhelmed, excited, or have extra energy flowing through me, I find the predictable rhythm of my voice and familiar sounds to be grounding and relaxing.
Continue reading How do you overcome shame about vocal stimming?
“What recommendations do you have for someone who thinks themselves/their colleagues could possibly be neurodivergent but has never gone for an official diagnosis?”
Continue reading I See NeuroDivergent People… I want to tell them they are NeuroDivergent… because I don’t think they know.
My emotions and feelings come with big energy spikes that are visible (and often audible) in waves of stimming (jumping, flapping, pacing, speaking and singing to myself, and making other noises).
Continue reading Autism and Stimming: Why Do Autistic People Stim?
People often think I’m doing better than I am because I keep my problems to myself, and people don’t notice or mention my struggles until they inconvenience them.
Continue reading “You Must be High Functioning!” – I Don’t Have High-Functioning Autism, I am Autistic
I am Autistic, PLUS (On Twitter, I typed this out as shorthand Autism+ because of character limitations, and we made jokes it sounded like a video streaming service, like Disney+).
Continue reading When I said “There’s no such thing as severe Autism” most people missed the point.
Often, rather than sorting through all the information required to make a choice. It is much simpler (in that moment) not to choose (which technically IS a choice), or go with a safe familiar option. Continue reading Autism & Choices: Why Making Decisions is Hard for Me as an Autistic Person