Being autistic is hard sometimes. What's harder I think, is being diagnosed late in life and watching everyone struggle to align their perceptions of who you were with who you are, when in fact the two were never separate. Projection A well known autistic trait is being unable to deal with change, but I think … Continue reading Holiday Season
Many moons ago, I stumbled upon an indie film on Sky Movies starring Andrew Garfield. The film was Boy A and I had no idea as to the fact it was adapted from an original novel by Jonathan Trigell, nor that it was loosely based on one of the most shocking headlines in British history. I enjoyed the film and its powerful performances by an understated cast yet never really had the chance to talk about it with anyone, as it seemed to be one of those titled that nobody had heard of.
Last week, I popped into an Oxfam in Bradford City Centre and found the Boy A novel on the shelves. Despite the fact I’d already seen the film (I prefer to read books first and then watch their filmic counterparts), I decided to give it a read and found that I ended up reading the whole thing…
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I realise a lot of my posts start off with me asking questions, I'm not sure I've ever found any answers. This, however, is more an exercise in thinking aloud than a search for solutions.
I haven't posted in a while, for whatever reason, so I thought I'd lead back in with a short piece on the utter mind-field of food. Yes, the pun was deliberate.
Today class, we're going to discuss empathy and emotions, because I'm getting very bored of people thinking I'm a robot.
Moving house is stressful yo!
Autism isn't all doom and gloom, so my blog shouldn't be either. We had a punny time bed shopping in Ikea: https://youtu.be/XrrUu8DivZ8
Some of the things I've heard lately makes me question why I'm bothering to write these posts at all, because clearly no one's paying attention.
This seemed easier to record than write, here's the story of how I was diagnosed as autistic
The amount of times I've heard "But you don't look autistic" is astounding. Well, friend, you don't look like a judgemental arsehole, but here we are.