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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.

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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. 

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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. 

1 Comment on An Autistic Guide to Navigating the Workplace
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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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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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When Anxiety Gets Angry

When neurotypical people talk about anxiety, they’re not willing to talk about the other, less sympathetic, manifestations.