Why travelling solo is liberating for me as an autistic

One thing I’ve been fortunate enough to do is to travel, and in my late teens, I discovered the joys of travelling by myself rather than with a group of people. I was talking about this recently, and many autistic people were interested, so I thought I’d write my next blog post about it.  WithContinue reading “Why travelling solo is liberating for me as an autistic”

Does society violate autistic people’s human rights?

I know this controversial title, but I wouldn’t be writing this statement if I didn’t think it had any credibility, but sadly, I think it does.  Now I’ve talked a lot about my experiences before, and I’ve had many other conversations with autistics about the injustices they’ve experienced due to society not understanding their autism.Continue reading “Does society violate autistic people’s human rights?”

Autism, ARFID and my relationship with food

TW: Eating disorder  Intro  My relationship with food has always been complicated, and my autism is undoubtedly part of why very few, including professionals, struggle to understand why. This post is a topic I’m particularly cautious about writing publicly as I have faced so much stigma, judgement, and ableism regarding my diet. However, it’s anContinue reading “Autism, ARFID and my relationship with food”

Why I thought I had borderline before discovering I was autistic and had ADHD.

Some autistic people have borderline personality disorder (BPD), however, there are some autistic people whose autism is not recognised and doctors think it’s BPD instead. Many autistic people who are not diagnosed as a child can receive the incorrect diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) before finding out what doctors think borderline is actually autism.Continue reading “Why I thought I had borderline before discovering I was autistic and had ADHD.”

Using your autistic siblings for clout on social media needs to stop

FYI: Jemma (my sister), if you’re reading this, it does not apply to you at all. This also doesn’t apply to all siblings of autistic people. Many of us in the autistic community are well aware of some of the “autism warrior parents” Who centre themselves regarding their child’s diagnosis, compare autism to cancer andContinue reading “Using your autistic siblings for clout on social media needs to stop”

Why I use Grandomastery to help my ESL students

As part of my work, I frequently create resources and plan lessons for ESL students. Sometimes I need to find some inspiration about how I can make my classes valuable and unique, rather than something generic that students can learn from a quick google search. Thankfully, I was delighted to discover Grandomastery, which is nowContinue reading “Why I use Grandomastery to help my ESL students”

Why I believe autism acceptance and understanding is better for our mental health than awareness

Hello everyone! Happy autism Acceptance day! I have written a blog post for Hearts and Minds (A mental Health organisation I work for) about why Why I believe autism acceptance and understanding is better for our mental health than awareness. You can check it out below! if you enjoyed this thread and would like toContinue reading “Why I believe autism acceptance and understanding is better for our mental health than awareness”

Quiet hyperactive ADHD, seven ways I experience it.

When I received my ADHD diagnosis, I wasn’t surprised as I had related to other people’s lived experiences a lot. However, I was convinced that my ADHD was only inattentive. Still, it turned out I have combined ADHD (both inattentiveness and hyperactive). that surprised me as I was never the child bouncing around the classroomContinue reading “Quiet hyperactive ADHD, seven ways I experience it.”