Why ‘A Kind of Spark’ is a game-changing autistic story
A celebration of difference and a thundering thesis on the transformative power of being yourself.
“We can change the conversation about autism by being part of the conversation” – The Reason I Jump (Film Review)
This film isn’t about changing autistic people to better fit into the world. It’s about demanding that the world change to fully appreciate and celebrate the wide variety of neurodivergent minds that exist within it.
Queer Rep In The Time of COVID – why a socially distanced Ballum wedding is not a step backwards
The fact that Ben and Callum’s wedding is so tightly connected with other stories and characters is actually a sign that EastEnders has taken several important steps forward.
Queerly Autistic: My Book Is Out Today!
After more than two years of writing, wrangling and occasionally weeping, my book, Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum, is out today!
Queerly Autistic Resources
An up-to-date list of resources on different topics for LGBTQIA+ autistic people, as featured in my book.
Autism tragedy and a ‘cure’ for deafness: EastEnders has failed the Deaf and disabled community
We’re not just concerned about disappointing story arcs – we’re talking about real, visceral impact on real people, people who are already devastatingly underrepresented on television and in life.
Thinking Of Us All – Disability Day of Mourning
Society does not treat disabled people with the compassion, respect or listening ear with which it treats our abusers.
#DoctorsAreDickheads isn’t attacking the NHS – it’s giving it an opportunity
These hashtags should not be seen as harmful to the NHS. Instead, they should be seen as an opportunity to listen to patients, listen to disability activists, and instigate reform that could change the NHS for the better.
Johnny Partridge’s Stripped: Inspiring Me To #TakeTheMaskOff
After the dim spiral I had been on in the previous months, which I now recognise as a mixture of depression, and anxiety, and the last sputterings of autistic burnout, this show was exactly what I needed to see.
“Apology Not Accepted” – The Shadow of Section 28
We are expected to accept their apologies with grace and forgiveness, as if the damage can be swept away with the benevolence of our queer absolution.