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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. 

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.

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.

1 Comment on I was born to work in an office
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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.

0 Comment on There’s too much to blog about!
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There’s too much to blog about!

There’s too much to write about, to think about, to be worried about. And it can be so overwhelming that I end up unable to do anything. 

2 Comments on An Open Letter to PETA
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An Open Letter to PETA

You claim to be against cruelty. And yet you will stand by and abet the cruelty that neurodiverse people face every day.

0 Comment on Sorry Not Sorry
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Sorry Not Sorry

I feel obliged to give constant apologies for existing as a neurodiverse person in a neurotypical world.