So, labels are bad apparently. So how does one go about describing themselves? Well, I’m tall, no, can’t use that, that’s a label. I don’t want to define myself by being tall. I’m bald. No, that’s a label, can’t say that either. I have a beard, no. Four hours later............ So, I would describe myself … Continue reading Why I Believe In Labels
Why Do Our Differences Require An Explanation?
There is a certain rapper who the young kids may not remember called 50 Cent. He had such songs as, eh, I don’t know, because I don’t remember his music either. In 2016, he started ridiculing an airport worker who was just doing his job, and at the revelation that the worker was autistic, 50 … Continue reading Why Do Our Differences Require An Explanation?
Some Changes to the Blog
Hello everyone, first off, I'd like to wish you all a happy new year. While it was hopefully an improvement for most of you over 2020 and 2021, 2022 was still a scary and uncertain time, with the war in Ukraine, an increase in energy bills, and it never being more apparent that climate change … Continue reading Some Changes to the Blog
How I Concluded That Self Diagnosis Is Valid
Part 6 of My “What Is Autism” Series So in the autistic community there is this thing called self-diagnosis, it’s not accepted by all autistic people, but it is slowly being accepted by a lot more people than it was. Self diagnosis is simply doing research on autism, and talking to other autistic people, and … Continue reading How I Concluded That Self Diagnosis Is Valid
So What About That Whole Need For Sameness Thing?
Part 5 Of My "What Is Autism" Series So it’s finally time to write my blogpost on the concept of “Need For Sameness”, an issue many autistic people have. And before I write my autism blogposts, I typically have a very, very naive notion in my head. And that notion is, “This blogpost is going … Continue reading So What About That Whole Need For Sameness Thing?
Why Research On Autism Is Still In the Dark Ages
Part 4 of My “What Is Autism” Series So, given that it’s the Twenty First Century, and humanity has progressed so much technologically, why do we still have such a poor understanding of what autism is? Well, part of it is that our understanding of the human brain in general is in its infancy, because … Continue reading Why Research On Autism Is Still In the Dark Ages
What if Neurotypicals (Non-Autistics) Were Stigmatized the Way Autistic People Are?
Originally Posted to Facebook On April 18th What would the world look like if being neurotypical had the same stigma attached to it that being autistic has? What if autistic people were the majority, and they had a similar negative understanding of being neurotypical that many people have towards autism currently? I thought it would … Continue reading What if Neurotypicals (Non-Autistics) Were Stigmatized the Way Autistic People Are?
The Spiky Skill Set, Good or Bad, But Nothing In Between
Autistic people's skillsets tend to be different From neurotypical people's skillsets. Here I try to explain the autistic skillset, and how the ideas and skills autistic people have brought to the table have helped humanity.
So, What Is It Actually Like To Be Autistic?
First posted to Facebook on April 16th Hello all, this is, to the best of my ability, my attempt to describe what it is like to be autistic. I can’t say for certain that other autistic people experience these things, or even that neurotypical people don’t experience these things, but I thought it might be … Continue reading So, What Is It Actually Like To Be Autistic?
Why I Don’t Use the Term Asperger’s Syndrome (Even Though It Was What I Was Diagnosed With)
Originally posted to Facebook on April 10th. Why I Don’t Use the Term Asperger’s Syndrome (Even Though It Was What I Was Diagnosed With) Hello all, many autistic people were diagnosed with, for want of a better word, a specific type of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome. And this is what I was diagnosed with. However, … Continue reading Why I Don’t Use the Term Asperger’s Syndrome (Even Though It Was What I Was Diagnosed With)