Asperger’s / autism and microaggression 

I don’t remember how I came across the term “microaggression”, but apparently I did, and I’m guessing that it was … 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

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

Stagnating, hesitating, and contemplating

I’m having a tough time getting motivated today.  It’s like approaching an escalator that’s moving at a palatable speed, but … More

I’m not a bad friend 

As you’ve already guessed, being discovered to be on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum has been a huge relief for me, in … 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

(My) Asperger’s / autism and bitterness

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but I acquired the tendency to be bitter at times.  The reason I’m … 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