Nearing a meltdown…

I actually wrote this post out, in its word-for-word entirety, many months ago.  The situation described here happens occasionally, but … More

They thought I was “controlling”…when I was just actually autistic

I didn’t know much.  I just knew that having my toys (or later, clothes) and other belongings organized felt good.  … More

Make it stop

(Note: this isn’t to criticize the people involved; the situation just is what it is, due to differing neurology.) 🙂 … More

Dear World: please withhold / reserve judgment. Thank you ~ one autistic person

Despite my attempts to be a no-frills, drama-free queen, what some see is not always what they get.  In my … More

Asperger’s / autism and vulnerability

One of the attributes that I have always despised the most is that of my vulnerability.  Sometimes I feel like … More

Let me tell you about my “inability to handle criticism” – one Asperger’s / autistic perspective

Somehow I managed to compress roughly eight hours’ worth of work into about an hour and a half, followed by … More

They said I had “anger issues” … when I was just actually autistic

A life of misunderstandings is a fatiguingly common theme among the Asperger’s/autism spectrum community.  I’m sure that a whole gaggle … More

Reaching out vs Drawing in ~ a social quandary for many autistic people

My Asperger’s/autism is further shaped and shaded by an INTJ Myers-Briggs personality type.  One interesting feature of the INTJ type … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism and resentment

I reached a horrifying realization a few weeks ago… Please bear with me as I explain the backstory, a backstory … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism and people-pleasing

I’m a people-pleaser. There – I said it. Definitely not all the time.  But enough of the time that it … More