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.
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.
Sitting here with what feels like a heavy blanket draped over my brain. It's hard to think. I'm sure to the outside world I just look miserable, people do make a habit of telling me so. This was because someone, through no fault of their own, was fifteen minutes late to a proposed meetup. This … Continue reading Routine Changes
Anyone that follows me on social media may have already seen my recent comments on functionality labels, but it's always worth repeating. Since DSM-5 (the diagnostic criteria for mental health/disorders) was released in 2013, Asperger's as an official diagnosis was replaced with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Aside from the controversy of Hans Asperger collaborating with the … Continue reading Functionality labels
Every now and again I get a friend or relative sending me links to articles or videos to see what I think of them, and I'll admit I usually enter them with a negative bias. I go in expecting there to be something wrong, whether it's merely someone's phrasing or their ideology as a whole. … Continue reading Media Representation
"Why do you always have a Sharpie in your pocket" - Literally everyone, any time I go anywhere. Well guys, it's what it takes to get me through your daily insistence on being obnoxiously normal. Self Regulatory Stimulation is more commonly known as 'stimming' or 'stims', and actually the origin of my blog name. Stimming … Continue reading Self Regulatory Stimulation