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
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
I'm going to try and make this article a little more serious, and attempt to explain something that's been on my mind for a while. My parents have told me that, while raising me, they would have loved to have had the insight of a person with my diagnosis. They would have wanted my voice.… Continue reading Everything Happens So Much
Let's start off with the obvious question: I don't own one. Fidget spinners distract me rather than help me, as they do for a lot of people. Fidget toys only really work for people with specific issues regarding energy and staying focused, and they're ones I don't have. That being said, using a fidget spinner… Continue reading The Fidget Spinner 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
Listen, I'm a grown woman, and I'd like to believe I'm an intelligent one. I understand physics enough to have a rudimentary understanding of how socks are made, and why the seam is right along the toes. That does not mean I have to like it. I have been wearing socks on and off (as I should… Continue reading Why Seams on Socks are the Work of Evil
I can taste the difference between milk brands.