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?
Polyamorous relationships and polyamorous people are two different things. Just like being in a Queer relationship and being a Queer Person or two different things. A Polyamorous person “is someone who can date, commit to, and/or love more than one person.” Polyamory/Polyamorous Relationships “involves being in multiple relationships with multiple people and building connections, feelings, and commitments with more than one person.”
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
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
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
Now many of you are likely thinking to yourselves at this point that ten seconds is not nearly enough time to brush one’s mouth thoroughly, and I will admit that I would have loved to brush longer, but today ten seconds was a victory. Continue reading Toothbrush (Sensory) Nightmare – Autism & Toothbrushing
I am formally diagnosed but will always advocate for Autistic People to be able to self identify, because I understand how much privilege and luck was involved in discovering I was Autistic at the age of 29. Continue reading The Need to Self Identify as NeuroDivergent
Are you REALLY an Ally to the Autistic Community? Continue reading Are you REALLY an Ally to the Autistic Community?
In this session Lyric Holmans (they/them; AKA NeuroDivergent Rebel) presents for 30 minutes on Making the Workplace more Neurodivergent friendly, and then takes questions and discusses this topic with Chloe (she/her) and David (he/him). Continue reading Making the Workplace more Neurodivergent Friendly: Lyric Holmans with Chloe & David
The name of the series is Neurodivergence: Recognize Your Strengths, Reduce Overwhelm, and Realize Your Dreams, and I’m really excited about it because she has got together some really cool influencers (including me!!) in this space and they are going to be answering a lot of your questions about how to really improve your self worth and up your confidence and self love game so that you can start living the life that you really want to live. Continue reading Neurodivergence: Recognize Your Strengths, Reduce Overwhelm, and Realize Your Dreams