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Tag: Autism

Me: Autistic.

I’m sitting here cuddling my sick son. Wondering how badly the world is going to chew him up and spit him out because he’s autistic. Just like I am. It’ll be bad. I know that. The world is going to break him. I would let it break me, over and over and over again to… Read More ›

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Knowing now…

It changed my perspective on the world. Reading that horrible book. My reaction, the twitter threads, my review… Not only in the obvious way, in that I still feel like I waded through sewage to read it, and can’t quite get the stink off my soul. But also in finding out how deeply caring the #actuallyautistic… Read More ›

A reaction to reading TO SIRI WITH LOVE from an #actuallyautistic author.

You know. I started reading that horrific book as a bit of a whim, thinking it wouldn’t be that bad. I’m the autistic mom of autistic kids, my husband is autistic, we value and appreciate our children and ourselves in pretty much every particular. Are there challenges? Absolutely. But they aren’t anything that neurotypicals don’t… Read More ›

Autistic Burnout

CW Self-harm, trauma reference, sexual abuse reference Autistic burnout is where I find myself right now. It’s a lot like a nervous breakdown, and maybe a bit like clinical depression, but not quite like either. It’s got me right to the edge of a full-on psychotic break with regards to my PTSD and anxiety. I’m a… Read More ›

Welcome to the mind of an Autistic

TL;DR: I’m sorry if my thread on marketing and entertainer professionalism hurt or insulted anyone. It was never my intent. I am not harassing anyone here’s the definition of harassment) and I’m utterly horrified that given my history someone could believe I’d BE CAPABLE of harassment. If you need this post without colored text you… Read More ›

Social Media

Narrated version of post here. (It’s outdated, I’ll update if I can find time, the written version is more accurate!) Edit: Since the election, I’ve become political just by breathing. I’ve always voted with as much knowledge and consideration to the issues as I knew how. I’ve always tried to vote with conscience toward my… Read More ›