The Too-Silent Wave (on social media)

(I have to get something off my chest.  I kind of dreaded posting this, because it might irk or offend some, … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism & the self-like Within [Mental Health Monday]

This may sound hopelessly cynical, but the concept of “self-love” has always seemed a little eyeroll-worthy to me.  Maybe it … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism and trust 

Once upon a time, I trusted everyone.  The cashier at the grocery store was the perfect audience for a monologue … More

“Look me in the eye.” (No.)

I guess I don’t understand the preoccupation with eye contact in western culture. In certain Asian cultures, it is customary … 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

I tried to be cool

At first, it wasn’t like that.  In kindergarten (both years, for me), nobody really understands the concept of “cool”, so … More

Jumping to assumptions

As I journey further up (not down) my personal Asperger’s/autism spectrum discovery path, I’ve come to view human nature in … 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

What your Asperger’s / Autistic partner or significant other probably wants you to know ~ Part II

(This post is the second half of a two-part series; Part 1 can be found here.) One of the neat … More

“Coming out” to friends and family as Asperger’s / autistic

(Beginning note: I’m don’t mean the term/concept of “coming out” to be inappropriate or marginalizing in any way toward the … More