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0 Comment on I Would Have Taken A Cure – Which Is Why We Must Stop Looking For One
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I Would Have Taken A Cure – Which Is Why We Must Stop Looking For One

I shudder at the thought of it being an option to other vulnerable young autistic people, never giving them the chance they deserve to come through it and learn a sense of pride in who they are. 

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Autism Awareness vs Autism Acceptance

‘Autism Awareness’ has been created without autistic people, and even though the door is being nudged open to let us in, we’re still stuck at the back of the room whilst the rich powerful neurotypical people hog the stage

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What’s the Key to Autistic and Neurotypical Cooperation? Consent. 

Cooperation between autistic and neurotypical people is important. But we must be vigilant against the attitude that autistic people are obligated to educate.

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.

0 Comment on Ruminations at a Graveside: Autistic Curiosity on Death and Dying
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Ruminations at a Graveside: Autistic Curiosity on Death and Dying

Because we live in a culture that doesn’t talk about death, I am innately curious. It’s the ultimate unspoken thing -final, unchangeable, ridiculous – that my brain wants to unpack and understand.

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The Challenge Ahead…

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

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The Scapegoating of Neurodivergence

Mainstream political concern about mental illness, neurodivergence and the relevant support systems exists only as a cover for calling out white male violence. 

2 Comments on Autistic Women and The Courageous Act Of Being Not Okay
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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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Thinking Unthinkable Thoughts: The Fear Of Losing My Mum

My mum is and always has been my safe place to fall. And as I get older, I’m becoming more and more aware that some day I won’t have her there. 

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Imposter Syndrome: Am I Autistic Enough?

I feel like an imposter in my own neurotype. And, in a room full of people I know I belong with, I find myself thinking: but what if I don’t?