Are Asperger’s / autistic people bossy?

As most bloggers are aware, Google encrypts keyword searches, and has been doing so since 2013.  “User protection” makes for … More

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

Omg, I’m pedantic, too.  Kind of. Part 1

Today, a little voice inside me poked me in the ribs and said, “pssst!  Go look up pedantic.  I bet … More

Stuck in a stim

Like many people on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, I “stim”.  That is to say that I engage in “stereotyped and repetitive … More

The cost of bullying ~ through an Asperger’s / autistic angle [Mental Health Monday]

A natural introvert, I was often the target of teasing that bordered on bullying. No wait–it wasn’t just “borderline”; it … 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

Accept or Except?

Autism Awareness Month is coming.  Soon, all the world will co-opt a mysterious blue hue, which is a questionably-intended, definitely-misguided … More

The fondness spectrum

In the neurotypical world, there is generally a limited gradient in terms of the type and intensity of fondness that … More

The ABCs of social awkwardness

When writing the notes for my previous post about unsuccessful mimicking, my brain diverted suddenly, off on a tangent, kind … More

A letter to my younger self…

(Content warning: brief, indirect mentions of suicide) There are times in which I wish I could go back and talk … More