Being overwhelmed: Autistic version

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.

My University Experiences

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”

Masking in autistic females: why we don’t “look” how you expect

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”