Autism Stigma and the Magical Multiplying Disabilities

Hey, friends! As noted previously, I realized this last year that I’m on the autism spectrum. This self-diagnosis has revealed a lot of unexpected but important truths about the various mental and physical illnesses that I’ve developed throughout my lifetime. I think it’s important that other people understand those truths too. Thus, I’m sharing todayContinue reading “Autism Stigma and the Magical Multiplying Disabilities”

Autism Basics You Might Not Know

When I realized this last year that I’m autistic, it completely shifted my perspective on my life thus far. Next month, I’m going to share the new-and-improved version of my disability story. There’s so much misinformation about autism, though, that I first wanted to discuss the basics of this complex and diverse neurodevelopmental condition. PeopleContinue reading “Autism Basics You Might Not Know”

My Life as of January 2022

General Thoughts It’s been quite the six months! The most notable update is that I’ve realized I have likely been dealing with undiagnosed autism my whole life. SURPRISE! 🥳 There’s a lot of misinformation around autism, so I’ll be devoting the next couple of months to posts on the topic. Some basics to know nowContinue reading “My Life as of January 2022”

My Worst Teacher’s Worst Ableism

I originally shared this story on my old blog in June 2017. Like everyone who’s been through school, I’ve dealt with a variety of teachers, good and bad. I’ve had teachers who guided me in my writing career and through my chronic illness struggles, and I’ve had teachers who mistreated and disrespected students and whoContinue reading “My Worst Teacher’s Worst Ableism”