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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.

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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.

2 Comments on Autistic Women and The Courageous Act Of Being Not Okay
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Autistic Women and The Courageous Act Of Being Not Okay

As women, we are taught that we must shoulder the emotional burden of being okay. As autistic women, the burden of okayness becomes even heavier. We are always okay. Except when we aren’t.

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Autistic Adventures In Ageing (an obligatory birthday blog)

Seeing Norbert Neurotypical – with his banking job and his wife and his baby and his mortgage and his vegetable couscous lunch – just makes me feel like a fraud playing at being an adult .

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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‘But what if they’re dead?’ – catastrophisation and the anxiety of loss

Sometimes, when I wake up at night and my dogs are lying around me, I have to reach out and check they are still breathing.

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The Curious Case of The 13th Doctor 

I cried. Well, first I squealed. And flapped my hands. A lot. But then I cried.

3 Comments on Dear Mrs O – a letter to my teachers
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Dear Mrs O – a letter to my teachers

I trust you will share this with the others, as they need to see this as well. You were not the only one. Not by a long way.