Disclosure - I was sent a proof of this book free for review, and links may be affiliate links. There's a trepidation in approaching a book about an autistic character when you're autistic. What if it doesn't describe autism the way you experience it? What if you're going to have to spend … [Read more...] about A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll – an #ownvoices review
One year ago, I took myself to the doctors, thinking I was having a resurgence of the anxiety and depression I've battled all my life. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbrzKVPBwuU/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=d5rxhoo9vev4 It took a while, but turned out the problem was actually an … [Read more...] about Pebble by pebble.
Over on twitter today I've been involved in a fab conversation with lots of other autistic adults. People have been discussing how they felt post diagnosis, which, particularly for those of us with late dx, can be a whole complicated bunch of things. And then people have gone on to talk about … [Read more...] about Thinking of self
When I wrote my cheery reintroduction post the other day, it felt like I ignored a pretty big elephant in the room. This is the other side of me, the bit that I don't usually brag about. It's hard to know how far to go back with all of this. And this isn't a pity party post, I'm writing about … [Read more...] about Managing hashimotos, sciatica, anxiety and depression while autistic.
If you want to learn about autism, the best way is to read the people who are autistic. Not people imagining what it's like and writing about it. So for world autism awareness/acceptance day, a list of autistic authors/artists/writers/bloggers. This will obviously not be comprehensive, please feel … [Read more...] about For world autism awareness/acceptance day, read autistic writers!