It’s an unfortunate reality that mental illness and neuro-developmental conditions are often much less respected and validated than physical illnesses for the simple reason that they can’t be seen or diagnosed with a screening or a blood test. However, what … Read more “10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Autism”
I’m back from hiatus! I have exciting things in the works, including a new blog called Escapades of an Autistic Diva. I might even teach you how to still get someone to like you after standing them up ten times. … Read more “50 Things with PatrickMagpie – You Know You’re Autistic When & Small Talk Alternatives”
Autistic people, adults and children, are infantilized, gaslighted, and manipulated regularly by society– individuals and institutions.
… Read more “50 Ways Society Gaslights and Stonewalls Autistic People”
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted
I would like to thank my friends at the Aspergian for helping me compose this list! They’re the best!
Autism is hard. It can be tiring, terrifying, infuriating, painful, and overwhelming—all at the same time. Yet, in so many ways … Read more “Ten Things We Love about Being Autistic”
This list is based on social conventions I had no hand in. If I had that kind of power, divas would rule Earth and the unfashionable would be living in a bubble in space.
1. Mooing at a funeral
For someone on the spectrum, navigating relationships with neurotypical (non-autistic) people is the social equivalent of assembling an Ikea shelf with missing parts and directions that are out of order, mirror-image, and written in a different language. … Read more “Autism and Friendships Part 2: 30 Ways to be a Friend to a Person on the Spectrum”