Preamble Back in June/July I started what was meant to be a 3-part series on my autistic burnout/mental health episode. I wrote two posts back then, but it’s taken me until now, November, to write the third and final instalment (which by now has actually morphed into a fourth instalment too). Whilst I don’t think … Continue reading The life and death(?) of a special interest: navigating fluctuating autistic ability, passion and motivation
“Autism doesn't define you” “Autism isn't you!” or “Autism isn't who you are!” “Autism isn't your personality” or “Autism isn't your whole personality” “Autism is only part of you” or “Autism is only one part of you” “Autism isn't a part of you” These are all statements I've heard/seen people say/write about autism in relation … Continue reading Actually, Autism DOES Define me.
This is a response post to invisible i's YouTube video “I'm worried about The Autism Community”. However, these thoughts have been brewing within me for quite a while (hence why the post became rather long and rambly... I got a little carried away). I was always going to write a post along these lines, but … Continue reading Language matters
In this post I discuss some of what I’ve learnt about myself, my life, autism and various other things, along with some of the changes I’ve tried to make (or, alternatively, not make) since my diagnosis in summer 2016. The post is entitled “2 years on”, but I actually wrote most of this in Spring … Continue reading Autism discovery: 2 years on