Why I’m still hiding my Asperger’s / autism from some people 

In the grand scheme of my life, my knowledge of my Neurodivergent neurological orientation is still fresh-ish.  After all, my … More

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Asperger’s / autistic people (*one* autistic person): A manual for non-autistic people 

I’m not sure if this post is going to take on a more humorous and satirical or a more serious … More

The challenges of communicating as an Asperger’s / autistic female (Intersectional)

Over the years, I’ve come to notice that there seems to be a double-standard in terms of male and female … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism and trust 

Once upon a time, I trusted everyone.  The cashier at the grocery store was the perfect audience for a monologue … More

Diagnostic criteria for Allistic Spectrum Disorder [ICD: F84.6; DSM: 299.99]

(Beginning Note #1: This is meant to be tongue-in-cheek satire, folks 🙂  This is not meant to generalize or lump … 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

Asperger’s / autism, socializing, and respect

(Beginning Note: This post was inspired by Rhi’s beautiful synopsis of the recent National Autistic Society (NAS) conference in the … 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

Annual cycles, neurology, and reframing of life

It fascinates me how, when thinking back over a previous 12-month time span, I’ll feel “closer”, in a way, to … More