An anthropologist on Earth

At first glance, the inhabitants of Earth look very much like we do. Their clothes might not be so colourful or intricately decorated as ours, but they are made with the same fabrics and use buttons and clips to fasten much as we do.  It is noticeable though, that they utilise the concept of matchingContinue reading “An anthropologist on Earth”

But you don’t look like you are Autistic

I am nearly speechless every time I hear this.  Only nearly speechless.  I am never speechless.  The thoughts are constant and if they are not spilling out onto the paper, then you can be sure they will be dashing into your airspace.  Well, where else are they going to go? So, what exactly, in yourContinue reading “But you don’t look like you are Autistic”

The diagnostic criteria. We need to change the words!

I have decided to take offence. Everyone else seems to be taking offence at anything and everything, and so I have decided to join in.  So maybe I do not have difficulty interacting with my peers after all? All of the words are subjective and pejorative.  They all imply deficits and criticisms.  ‘Impairment, inappropriate, narrow,Continue reading “The diagnostic criteria. We need to change the words!”

Autism and trauma in a lockdown.

I often describe my life as looking very privileged and pretty, but no-one sees the pain. So I know that what I am currently feeling is a first world problem. I am terrified and not coping at all with so much that is unknown. I’m sure that everyone is feeling the same and worrying aboutContinue reading “Autism and trauma in a lockdown.”

Women with Autism – misdiagnosed and mis-understood.

Women with autism are being misdiagnosed and misunderstood. We need to talk about this. Would the real me please step forward?