Tag: anxiety

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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.

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The Challenge Ahead…

The next week (or so) has been bequeathed from hell to challenge me. 

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Autistic Women and The Courageous Act Of Being Not Okay

As women, we are taught that we must shoulder the emotional burden of being okay. As autistic women, the burden of okayness becomes even heavier. We are always okay. Except when we aren’t.

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Blech (or “I’m not very good at being ill”)

The horrible cough-and-cold mixture is the ultimate magnification of all the things that push those sensory overload buttons in my brain. 

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An Autistic Guide To Navigating Drinks-With-Friends 

I have a major personal conundrum: I enjoy spending time with people I like, but I have a severely limited supply of social energy to do so.

1 Comment on When Anxiety Gets Angry
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When Anxiety Gets Angry

When neurotypical people talk about anxiety, they’re not willing to talk about the other, less sympathetic, manifestations.

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When Everything is Difficult – World Mental Health Day

It seems appropriate, on this World Mental Health Day, to admit that I’m struggling.

2 Comments on An Autistic Guide to Navigating Transport Issues
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An Autistic Guide to Navigating Transport Issues

It was a crushing, overpopulated corner of hell, and I promised myself I would never go into the situation again unarmed.

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I was born to work in an office

I accept that this isn’t the kind of grandiose statement the great poets of our time will write songs about. But it is a huge, empowering revelation for me.

1 Comment on Clickbait Headline Culture – and why I’m angry about it
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Clickbait Headline Culture – and why I’m angry about it

I have lost count of the times a headline has flashed with a tagline that sets my heart racing and none of the details I need to actually understand the situation.