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  • Permission
    A big part of doing my best for myself and my autistic needs revolves around giving myself permission. Permission to: stim, retreat, dim down my masking, avoid eye contact, stay…More
  • Alone time
    Sometimes I need to be completely alone and separate from those around me. Often this is surrounding a meltdown, and passes within an hour. Sometimes, when I’m in a really…More
  • Moving
    We were recently lucky enough to have an application for an accessible property approved 🎉🎊🎉 We’ve lived here for almost a year, and my health has significantly worsened because of…More
  • Horrible heat
    In the UK we recently had a heatwave the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Last week our area had several days of 38C outside, meaning it was even…More
  • Masking
    I’m very skilled at masking. As I learnt what behaviours society deemed acceptable, and as my parents punished me more and more for being different, I began putting increasing amounts…More
  • Autistic people & accessing healthcare (research study)
    Thank youuuuu 😭😭😭 THIS ARTICLE about autistic individuals having poorer health & healthcare is so bloody important!!! I write about how inaccessible and traumatising healthcare is for autistic people a…More
  • Meet me halfway
    It often feels impossible to make progress on listening to my own needs and existing comfortably as an autistic – when my fiance is neurotypical and can’t meet me halfway…More
  • Pressure
    I spend all my life either teetering on the edge of autistic burnout, or actually IN burnout. Thanks to more awareness of my needs (& putting a huge amount of…More
  • What do I like about being “different”?
    I’ve been working with my therapist on how hard it is for me to stand out, or allow myself to be visibly different. When you’re autistic & physically disabled, this…More
  • Build build build
    There are some hugely, overwhelmingly stressful things going on in my life at the moment. As someone who is overwhelmed pretty much most the time and frequently in burnout, this…More

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