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0 Comment on The Scapegoating of Neurodivergence
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The Scapegoating of Neurodivergence

Mainstream political concern about mental illness, neurodivergence and the relevant support systems exists only as a cover for an unwillingness to properly call out white male violence. 

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.

1 Comment on Thinking Unthinkable Thoughts: The Fear Of Losing My Mum
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Thinking Unthinkable Thoughts: The Fear Of Losing My Mum

My mum is and always has been my safe place to fall. And as I get older, I’m becoming more and more aware that some day I won’t have her there. 

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?

2 Comments on The Disabled Dog and The Autistic Blogger
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The Disabled Dog and The Autistic Blogger

He goes through so much and is still the happiest creature. It’s like we were meant to find each other. We both struggle. And we know how to look after each other. 

1 Comment on Forced Socialisation (and the toilet-door graffiti that saved me from it)
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Forced Socialisation (and the toilet-door graffiti that saved me from it)

But why, oh why, was I locked in a toilet doing my ‘calming down’ checklist in the middle of the afternoon? Two words: forced socialisation. 

0 Comment on Please Don’t Hit Your Kids
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Please Don’t Hit Your Kids

I’m 26 now, and I still smack myself in the legs when the world gets too much. Do you really want to take that risk? 

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.

0 Comment on Autistic Anger Can Change The World
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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. 

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Merry Christm-Aspie

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