I want to talk about the word “awkward” and why using it for people who show autistic traits is inherently ableist.
I am angry, and I will not apologise for what I have said. Sarah Everard should still be alive, and women should not be afraid of walking through the streets alone.
This post focuses on my personal experiences with mental health conditions (mainly anxiety) as an autistic woman, and aims to spread awareness about mental health and autism.
There are good and bad ways to talk about autism, and this is especially important if someone has opened up to you about being on the spectrum. I want to talk about the effects of the words we use on those around us.
Can you imagine taking things so literally that you vandalise your own home? I can. This is a brief and hopefully funny insight into my difficulties with understanding “hidden” meanings (sometimes they weren’t that hidden).
I’d like to talk a little bit about my experiences in higher education (so far, I still have more to go!). I wasn’t diagnosed with ASD until my final year of university, so it has taken a lot of reflection to recognise how it affected me throughout my degree because I had to learn whatContinue reading “My University Experiences”
This is an insight into my journey towards a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, which I received in December 2019. Although this is only one example of a route taken to get a diagnosis, I hope that some readers may find it useful to see how I went about it! Although I was diagnosedContinue reading “My Diagnosis”
This first exciting post will mostly focus on my goals for this blog, as well as an insight into some of the content which I may share. First of all, this blog will be my first attempt to openly talk about my autism. I am still coming to grips with what my autism means forContinue reading “Hello friends”