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

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

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

Friends on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum

Throughout my life, I’ve always had a hard time making friends.  I’ve always ever only had three good friends at … More

Asperger’s / autism is Asperger’s / autism, and antisocial behavior is antisocial behavior

I cringe every time I hear the word “antisocial” used to describe someone (or people in general) on the Asperger’s/autism … More

Unwritten Rules, Expectations, & Faux Pas [My Aspie Life]

Throughout most of my life, I’ve noticed that the way I go about living this life tends to annoy other … More

Why neurotypical people might say “everybody’s like that”

I have a theory.  I admit, it’s a blatant supposition.  But I got to thinking… (By the way, the phrase … More

Depathologizing Asperger’s / autism ~ In a way, neurotypical people might meet the criteria, too

Hang on – don’t (understandably) snarl just yet; keep reading. 🙂  This is not yet another ignorant “everybody’s somewhere on … More

Reaching out vs Drawing in ~ a social quandary for many autistic people

My Asperger’s/autism is further shaped and shaded by an INTJ Myers-Briggs personality type.  One interesting feature of the INTJ type … More

Small Talk Sucks(TM)

Ooh!  A person.  (Yikes!  A person.)  Maybe they won’t see me.  Oh shizz, they see me.  Please say hi to … More