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1 Comment on ‘Autistic’ Is Not An Insult
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‘Autistic’ Is Not An Insult

I will not stand by and watch the bastardisation of a word that is part of my very definition.

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Autistic Anger Can Change The World

Let 2018 be the year that Autistic anger burns bright . Let it be the year in which they can’t pretend they can’t hear us any more. 

1 Comment on New Year, Same Me
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New Year, Same Me

I’m still nervous about the global political climate, I’m still full of emotional turmoil, and I’m still going to be blogging about both of those things.

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Merry Christm-Aspie

I have a strange and wonderful and terrible and contentious relationship with this time of year. 

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. 

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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. 

1 Comment on Blech (or “I’m not very good at being ill”)
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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.