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1 Comment on Emotion as a sensory experience
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Emotion as a sensory experience

I can feel it physically: hear it, taste it, smell it, see it. Emotional overload is no different to me than sensory overload.

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“I can cure autism!”

They never imagine, as they wax lyrical about being able to ‘fix’ this ‘imperfection’ in the ‘poor children’, that there is a big opinionated grown up adult autistic woman absorbing every word with a professional grimace.

1 Comment on A (kind of) love letter to Pride
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A (kind of) love letter to Pride

Sometimes I want to cover myself in glitter and dance in your sunshine. And sometimes I want to throw my hands over my head and scream until you leave me alone.

1 Comment on “They live in me…” an autistic volunteer’s experience at The Lion King: Autism Friendly Performance
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“They live in me…” an autistic volunteer’s experience at The Lion King: Autism Friendly Performance

I will sing along, I will woop, I will clap, I will beat the arms of my seat – so to be able to both watch and join in this experience, without fear of judgement or backlash, brought a tear to my eye.

0 Comment on General Election 2017: a queerly autistic plea for humanity
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General Election 2017: a queerly autistic plea for humanity

I’m scared that, on Friday morning, I will have to talk people down from killing themselves. And I’m scared that I will fail to talk people down from killing themselves. 

0 Comment on In the event of my death (freeform)
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In the event of my death (freeform)

If I die, take me home to my bed and hold my hand; cuddle me like you’ve always done, as if bringing me down from a meltdown.

2 Comments on In defence of diagnosis
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In defence of diagnosis

Autistic people should not have their inalienable right to diagnosis and support denied because their autism doesn’t present itself in a way that fits into the correct boxes.

0 Comment on Thor: Dog of Thunder
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Thor: Dog of Thunder

He is my beautiful, brave, loving, silly, pathetic, cowardly, loyal, protective, fabulous boy. Sometimes, I love him so much I could cry.

0 Comment on A queerly autistic rumination on the confusing world of public grief
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A queerly autistic rumination on the confusing world of public grief

People were swelling with an outpouring of almost regimented grief that I felt cast to the side of; watching with a furrowed brow, scrunching up my face as I tried desperately to march in time, going red and tearful with frustration as I failed to keep step.

0 Comment on The Inevitable Fidget Spinner Post
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The Inevitable Fidget Spinner Post

For every person who complains about how annoying they find this new fad, I will shoot back that it’s a lot less annoying than a twenty-five year old woman descending into meltdown in a public space.