The highly anticipated sequel to my first post on masking! This post focuses on the process of unmasking and learning to let yourself be unapologetically autistic.
The trauma of growing up autistic is something that needs to be discussed. Allowing autistic adults to heal and express themselves in whatever way they want is part of this.
This post talks about the damage that can be done to the autistic community when allistic parents assume that they know more than us.
I’m not “high functioning” and I’m not “low functioning”. I’m autistic, and this is why you need to stop using those terms.
Hello everyone! I want to write a quick reminder for everyone that Autism Awareness Day is on 2nd April, Autism Awareness Week runs from 29th March to 4th April, and the whole month of April is Autism Awareness Month! Whether you want to do something for just one day on the 2nd or raise awarenessContinue reading “Autism Awareness”
This post examines research into the causes behind autism, and aims to disprove any misinformed opinions regarding autism and vaccines.
Happy International Day of People with Disabilities! This post will talk about another neurological disorder that has been linked to autism and which has made my life extra difficult; face-blindness!
I want to talk a little bit about meltdowns. Why do they happen to autistic people? What do they look like? What should you do in that situation? Hopefully this post should clear up any misconceptions around this topic, and help any autistic readers to understand why our brains do this thing.
My friends often ask why I squeeze my nose with both hands so often, and I in the past I explained it as a nervous tick. I was kind of right, because it’s a stress response associated with autism called “stimming”. This post will explain a little more about what stimming is and why it is important to understand.
Very early in my journey towards a diagnosis, I read that autism is more commonly diagnosed in males than females. When I looked into this further, it became clear that autism is commonly missed in females due to multiple factors, including a lack of knowledge about how it is presented in females, misdiagnoses and masking.Continue reading “Masking in autistic females: why we don’t “look” how you expect”