Autism, Books, Education

REVIEW | Odd Girl Out by Laura James

Synopsis: From early childhood, Laura James knew she was different, but it wasn't until her mid-forties that she found out why. A successful journalist and mother to four children, she had spent her whole life feeling as if she were running a different operating system to those around her. This book charts a year in… Continue reading REVIEW | Odd Girl Out by Laura James

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Autism, Books

Books With Autistic MC’s Written By Autistics

Hey! I've been meaning to write this post for a while and I thought I had already written it but apparently not! This is just a list of books with autistic main character's that are written by autistic people. I have only read one of them, but I have autistic friends whose opinions of which… Continue reading Books With Autistic MC’s Written By Autistics

Autism, Education, Feminism

The Hidden Autistic

This is talked about a lot on twitter but I don't think I ever addressed it on my blog, which I think is odd because it's something I am very passionate about and something that is extremely important to me in my growth as a human and in understanding myself. A friend of mine brought… Continue reading The Hidden Autistic

Autism, Education

I Am Autistic

Hey! Pretty frequently in the #ActuallyAutistic community, autistic people are told by (usually) non-autistic people that we shouldn't use identity-first language. My main comment on that, really, is that by referring to us as "autistic people", this shouldn't take away the fact we are still people. If you need to hear "a person with autism"… Continue reading I Am Autistic

Autism, Feminism

Please Don’t Watch ATypical

Hello! Recently, this video has been going around on Twitter and well lets say the autistic community is not too happy about that, and this post is going to explain why. The TV show follows an autistic male (white, cis, straight, etc.) who wants a sexual relationship with a girl. It was written by a… Continue reading Please Don’t Watch ATypical

Autism, Lifestyle, Mental Illness

Anxiety

Anxiety is a common word that is thrown around and means something different for each individual. For some people, it's just for specific situations. For example, being around a lot of noise pushes a lot of autistic people into a meltdown, anxiety or panic attack due to high anxiety. For others, it can just be… Continue reading Anxiety