Category: autistic adults

The Preservation of Autistic Self-Advocacy

The Preservation of Autistic Self-Advocacy

It’s kind of funny that I don’t even want to write this right now. Currently, I feel neutral about autism advocacy. I’ve learned recently that there is a whole world out there of people who are sometimes trying to do their best but without the right resources. I’ve seen people actively try to include others, … Continue reading The Preservation of Autistic Self-Advocacy

Understanding Non-Autistic Social Skills

Understanding Non-Autistic Social Skills

How do non-autistic people process social cues like body language and eye contact? This may help answer that question.

Autistic Unmasking: How to Unlearn Trauma Responses

Autistic Unmasking: How to Unlearn Trauma Responses

I've written about masking and sensory pain a lot. But there are still things I notice even years after recognizing that I'm autistic. Masking is Subconscious and Pervasive I've been wearing headphones around my neck everytime I go out, even just for in person meetings inside. Recently I was early for a meeting, someone came … Continue reading Autistic Unmasking: How to Unlearn Trauma Responses

Autistic Burnout Is More Than Burnout

Autistic Burnout Is More Than Burnout

I think I just realized why autistic burnout is so bad. When autistic people reach their limits, they continue because they know they have to continue to be considered valuable.

What Autistic Advocacy Really Means

What Autistic Advocacy Really Means

What I want to talk about is the lasting effects that occur when autistic people are used as a commodity, a political football, a theoretical argument, as exploitation, when autistic people have to witness the dehumanization and legal torture of autistic people.

Sensory Sensitivities Are Not Preferences, They’re Needs

Sensory Sensitivities Are Not Preferences, They’re Needs

I have a request for non-autistic people, and anyone who does not experience sensory sensitivities: Treat sensory sensitivities as disabilities and accommodate them as you would for any other person who is pain. Believe Them.

Autistic Hygiene

Autistic Hygiene

I explain why it can be so hard to do hygiene tasks, like brushing teeth or showering, as an autistic person.

Be Honest: Autistic vs Neurotypical Honesty

Be Honest: Autistic vs Neurotypical Honesty

I’ve learned a lot recently after asking allistic people on twitter what they truly want to hear from other people when allistic people say “be honest.” Most of them want a very specific “type” of honesty. At least, neurotypical people may consider this honesty.

Autistic Sensory Pain and the Medical Consequences

Autistic Sensory Pain and the Medical Consequences

I want to talk about the physical health of autistic people and how the gaslighting of our sensory sensitivities teaches us to ignore our pain - whether it be physical or sensory. There are many reasons why you shouldn't gaslight an autistic person's sensory sensitivities, but this is a really important one.