Is it normal to be more nervous about going for a haircut than to the dentist? I suppose it probably isn’t. Even before the pandemic I was a DIY hair person a lot of the time. I’d go through phases of getting a professional to give me a “proper” cut, going back to them a … Continue reading Haircut? I’d rather go to the dentist
I found something that helps me tackle procrastination!
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. One of the main reasons is my executive functioning - or lack thereof. The whole pandemic situation has *not* helped! I have numerous partially written blog posts in multiple locations. Some of them are even almost completed, others are just ideas and a small bunch … Continue reading I found something that helps me tackle procrastination!
Voting Tory, disability, fear and privilege
TL;DR If you think it is acceptable, or right, to vote Tory then you are either very privileged or very naive. Or a billionaire, in which case voting Tory is arguably a reasonable thing for you to do, but only arguably. Chances are you are not a billionaire. The moment that the exit polls were … Continue reading Voting Tory, disability, fear and privilege
Figuring out I’m autistic: A mystery solved
Like a lot of people my age and older I wasn’t diagnosed as a child or young person. I was in my late 30s and, again like a lot of others around my age, I had to figure it out for myself and it took some time. Here is how I came to that point … Continue reading Figuring out I’m autistic: A mystery solved
Coming out as autistic
June 18th is Autistic Pride Day, which seems like an appropriate time to share my thoughts on “coming out as autistic". I’m in a few online support-type groups of autistic adults and a topic that comes up every so often is “coming out”: whether to, how to, to whom, when, why….? There are definite parallels … Continue reading Coming out as autistic
Rainiest inertias: yes, it’s an anagram.
Or, arguably more precisely, the words are anagrams of each other. I like anagrams. I like this pair of anagrams. I like other pairs of anagrams too and will probably blog about the fact at a later date: feel free to scroll on by if that doesn’t float your boat. Or have a look, you … Continue reading Rainiest inertias: yes, it’s an anagram.
Seven things you need to understand about your autistic child
Written by an #actuallyautistic person who was an autistic child (but that was in the 80s and 90s so no one realised, or if they did they didn’t mention) 1. Your autistic child understands more than you think.Unless they are also deaf, your autistic child can hear you. They are listening even if they appear … Continue reading Seven things you need to understand about your autistic child
Taking things literally
TLDR: now that I know I'm autistic I can find humour in the fact I take things literally, rather than getting annoyed about the situation. One of the good things about being autistic, and more importantly knowing that I'm autistic is the ability to be amused by my literalness. As opposed to feeling stupid or … Continue reading Taking things literally
It’s hard to write an introduction when I don’t know what direction, if any, the blog will go in. I guess it’s useful for the reader to know something about me, but how much do I want to share? What do people want to know? What is relevant? The third question is hard to answer … Continue reading First post