Author: QueerlyAutistic

Erin Ekins is a queer autistic writer, speaker and attempter of activism. She has an interest in all areas of autistic social justice, but has a particular passion for improving understanding and acceptance of the intersection of autism and queerness. She runs the blog queerlyautistic.com and is the author of the upcoming book 'Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum'. By day, she works in campaigning and influencing at a disability related charity, but, by night, she is inhabits a busy space between angry internet person and overly-excited fangirl.
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“I won’t be ignored!” – Thank You, Chester Bennington

I wish I could tell him how he took an angry, lonely, confused little queer autistic girl, and gave her the tools she needed to survive.

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The Curious Case of The 13th Doctor 

I cried. Well, first I squealed. And flapped my hands. A lot. But then I cried.

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Owning my fatness…fabulously

I’m fat. This isn’t a statement that is up for debate. I am beautiful. I am also fat.

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Dear Mrs O – a letter to my teachers

I trust you will share this with the others, as they need to see this as well. You were not the only one. Not by a long way.

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Holy Oxymoron, Batman!

I had a good day yesterday. I also had a meltdown in public yesterday. Holy oxymoron, Batman!

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The language of ‘functionality’ does not function

I have been told that I am a ‘high-functioning’ Autistic. 90% of the time this is a last ditch attempt to try and get me to stop talking.

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Bees In My Brain – on autism, anxiety and reaching breaking point

Do you ever feel like someone has dropped a box of bees in your brain?

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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.

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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….

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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.