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0 Comment on Public Service Announcement: bullying lower-level workers is not ‘activism’
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Public Service Announcement: bullying lower-level workers is not ‘activism’

His phone call to the charity was shared as a courageous exposé. I had to stop watching after three minutes because I was on the edge of a memory-scarred panic attack. 

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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. 

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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Losing my voice…

I always thought that actually having a valid excuse to not talk to people would be a blessing. I was wrong.

1 Comment on When Everything is Difficult – World Mental Health Day
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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.