Month: June 2017

1 Comment on Emotion as a sensory experience
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Emotion as a sensory experience

I can feel it physically: hear it, taste it, smell it, see it. Emotional overload is no different to me than sensory overload.

1 Comment on The #autistic medical model makes me sick
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The #autistic medical model makes me sick

This is an utterly fabulous post, and something I hope to write about myself in the future….

0 Comment on “I can cure autism!”
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“I can cure autism!”

They never imagine, as they wax lyrical about being able to ‘fix’ this ‘imperfection’ in the ‘poor children’, that there is a big opinionated grown up adult autistic woman absorbing every word with a professional grimace.

1 Comment on A (kind of) love letter to Pride
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A (kind of) love letter to Pride

Sometimes I want to cover myself in glitter and dance in your sunshine. And sometimes I want to throw my hands over my head and scream until you leave me alone.

1 Comment on “They live in me…” an autistic volunteer’s experience at The Lion King: Autism Friendly Performance
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“They live in me…” an autistic volunteer’s experience at The Lion King: Autism Friendly Performance

I will sing along, I will woop, I will clap, I will beat the arms of my seat – so to be able to both watch and join in this experience, without fear of judgement or backlash, brought a tear to my eye.

0 Comment on General Election 2017: a queerly autistic plea for humanity
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General Election 2017: a queerly autistic plea for humanity

I’m scared that, on Friday morning, I will have to talk people down from killing themselves. And I’m scared that I will fail to talk people down from killing themselves. 

0 Comment on In the event of my death (freeform)
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In the event of my death (freeform)

If I die, take me home to my bed and hold my hand; cuddle me like you’ve always done, as if bringing me down from a meltdown.