The Other (other) A Word

I will go off-road for a moment to say that I normally do not advocate usage of terms like "high-functioning" and "low-functioning" for people. They oversimplify symptoms and difficulties that come with them, and attempt to sort people into boxes that almost no Autistic person can perfectly fit. But tonight I will use one, simply… Continue reading The Other (other) A Word

Experience · The independent Experience

The Independent Experience 2

Camp, part 2: I attended Camp Akeela for three years, which is a large amount of time to compress into so many words. So for part 2, I wanted to write a sort of “Greatest Hits” summary – my favorite parts about being at camp, but also the parts that helped me grow in ways… Continue reading The Independent Experience 2

Experience · The independent Experience

The Independent Experience: Part 1

So for the next few posts, I'm doing something a little different. Instead of covering my experiences in a general Autism-related topic, I'm going to be revisiting some old memories of mine and reflect on them from the perspective of an Autistic adult looking back on her childhood. I'm calling it the Independent Experience, because… Continue reading The Independent Experience: Part 1


“Stimulating” isn’t Always a Good Thing

This post isn't going to be about stimming or fidget cubes, that's a topic for another day. I want to talk about something that's a little less mainstream but, in my opinion, more important. Parents, friends, compatriots, I need you to understand that being overstimulated is absolute hell. Overstimulation manifests in a lot of ways… Continue reading “Stimulating” isn’t Always a Good Thing