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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

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.

0 Comment on ‘The Paralympics Paradox’ – how it hurts disabled people
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‘The Paralympics Paradox’ – how it hurts disabled people

In an age where cuts to support are justified by shifting the goalposts of ‘need’ , the Paralympics are held up as an example of what all disabled people ‘could’ achieve with a little bit of spunk and a can-do attitude.

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The Challenge Ahead…

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

3 Comments on Imposter Syndrome: Am I Autistic Enough?
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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?

0 Comment on ‘My Working Memory Isn’t Working’: autism, forgetfulness and executive dysfunction
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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.