(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

‘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

The Mirror [Creative Writing on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum]

Some of you who have become familiar with this blog (Thank You! 🙂 ) may have already stumbled upon the … 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

The Unlearning process

After reading Sonia’s beautiful “The unlearning #autism” piece, I realized that a chord had irrevocably been struck.  (Sonia and her … 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

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

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

Everybody else is doing it, so why can’t I?

Some days are bright and sunny in my brain.  On those days, I feel almost invincible.  Whatever I touch turns … More