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Johnny Partridge’s Stripped: Inspiring Me To #TakeTheMaskOff

After the dim spiral I had been on in the previous months, which I now recognise as a mixture of depression, and anxiety, and the last sputterings of autistic burnout, this show was exactly what I needed to see.

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The Challenge Ahead…

The next week (or so) has been bequeathed from hell to challenge me. 

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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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Dear Carrie

You are important to us because you are Leia Organa. But you are more important to me because you are Carrie Fisher. 

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 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.

1 Comment on When Anxiety Gets Angry
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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.

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When Everything is Difficult – World Mental Health Day

It seems appropriate, on this World Mental Health Day, to admit that I’m struggling.

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I was born to work in an office

I accept that this isn’t the kind of grandiose statement the great poets of our time will write songs about. But it is a huge, empowering revelation for me.