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1 Comment on ‘Are You Autistic?’ – Adventures In Filming for Channel 4
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‘Are You Autistic?’ – Adventures In Filming for Channel 4

A year ago, I had the privilege of joining three other autistic women to film a segment for a Channel 4 documentary.

1 Comment on “It’s not about how you throw the ball, but how many pins you can knock over”  – An Absolutely Unnecessary Bowling Metaphor
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“It’s not about how you throw the ball, but how many pins you can knock over”  – An Absolutely Unnecessary Bowling Metaphor

I realised it was okay to work with what I have, rather than trying to work with what other people expected me to have.

3 Comments on Quiet Carriages are an Autistic lifeline. Please don’t take them away.
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Quiet Carriages are an Autistic lifeline. Please don’t take them away.

Quiet carriages are absolutely a lifeline for disabled people like myself. Some days they are the only reason I have the emotional energy to succeed at work.

1 Comment on Autistic ‘Success’: Redefining The Neurotypical Narrative
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Autistic ‘Success’: Redefining The Neurotypical Narrative

The definition of success seems to depend very much on the frame that you’re looking at it through. And the frame of my ‘success’ is the neurotypical gaze. 

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‘My Working Memory Isn’t Working’: autism, forgetfulness and executive dysfunction

My brain is juggling so many things, and if you throw something else at me without warning, the likelihood is that I’m going to miss it altogether or drop it before its first rotation is complete. 

3 Comments on My Autistic Headcanons (and why I prefer them to most ‘actually autistic’ characters)
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My Autistic Headcanons (and why I prefer them to most ‘actually autistic’ characters)

These characters were my very own line-up of autistic headcanons. And I identified more with them than I did with the very few characters who were written as ‘autistic’ from the beginning.

1 Comment on An Autistic Guide to Navigating the Workplace
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An Autistic Guide to Navigating the Workplace

My journey is my journey alone- but I hope that there are some elements of what I have learned that can help. 

0 Comment on My Memory is Full of Empty Spaces
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My Memory is Full of Empty Spaces

I don’t remember much of my childhood. Is this an ‘autism’ thing, or an ‘everyone else experiences this but I can’t read or replicate their bullshit’ thing?

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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.

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Aspects of Ace? – Asexual Awareness Week

I didn’t want to be asexual. I didn’t realise that I didn’t have to relinquish my beloved bisexual identity in order to make some space for this little bit of ace.