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

Learning to say “no” can be fun [Mental Health Monday]

In my chronic quest for acceptance from others, I have often tried to be socially correct.  My default definition of … More

‘More autistic’ after Asperger’s / autism diagnosis / discovery?

The first inkling I had that I might be Aspergian/autistic came from perusing medical journals.  I browsed through their archives, … More

How discovering that I’m on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum has changed me 

So anyway, as y’all know, yesterday I celebrated my “Aspie birthday” (please pardon the term–that’s just what it feels like … More

Relief and grief ~ the reality of adult Asperger’s / autism discovery

When one is diagnosed as Asperger’s/autistic (or otherwise realized to be on the spectrum) as an adult, an interesting dichotomy … More

Shedding [Mental Health Monday]

About three years ago, I decided I’d had enough. My father, an otherwise good hearted and decent man, had the … More

The great divide

It has been nearly two weeks since a Grand Canyon formed within the autism spectrum community on social media, namely … More

Dear recently-diagnosed Aspie / autistic adults <3

(Image Credit: Keri Bowers, a co-founder of one of my favorite sites ever, The Art of Autism collaborative (an article … More

In this quiet little place

I love quiet little places.  As someone on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, I frequently find myself going off to be by … More

Sometimes I prefer to be invisible

People on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum often find ourselves under scrutiny we didn’t ask for and don’t necessarily want.  Some of … More