(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

They thought I was being ‘obstinate’…when I was just #ActuallyAutistic 

Before we left for the clinic, I asked my partner over breakfast, “how busy is your schedule today?” He said, … 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

Living the ‘lie’

I’ve written a lot before about acting and masking.  For the cheap seats, it’s a prevalent theme throughout the Asperger’s/autism … More

Nearing a meltdown…

I actually wrote this post out, in its word-for-word entirety, many months ago.  The situation described here happens occasionally, but … 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 downside to being (autistic and) “bright”

“You’re so smart; why can’t you do this or that?” “You could have gotten an A, if only you’d done … More

Because I can’t

“Why can’t you just meet with someone later today?” Because I can’t. “Why not?” (Me): … (Painfully rearranging my schedule … More

I probably would have preferred *not* to be mainstreamed in school

For the cheap seats (in case this is your first visit to this blog)… 🙂   I’m an Aspie/autie; that is … More

When Asperger’s / autistic people appear soulless…

We’re not.  I promise. If you tell me that something bad has happened to you or that you’re sad or … More