Fine motor skills have never been my friends. I spent many years in occupational therapy trying to learn things like how to tie my shoes or how to hold a fork. But my hands still just won't cooperate, which can be incredibly frustrating. I still can't figure out the shoe tying thing. I can do… Continue reading Fuck You, Fine Motor Skills
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the spoon theory. Basically, everyone has a certain amount of spoons or usable hours. Some people are able to achieve a lot because they have the energy necessary for the task. Then, there are autistic people like me, or those with chronic illness or other disabilities that… Continue reading Spoons To Spare
Hello lovely creatures of the interwebs! After quite a break, I am back and ready to rise from the ashes of my burnout. I vote right now that the mascot of burnout is a phoenix, because there is no better way to describe the cycle of burnout than going up in flames and restarting. I… Continue reading I’m Baaaaack!
As 2020 draws to a close, I wanted to make a list of resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. I know 2020 was a major shit show for most of Earth's population, but it was kinda my best year ever. I grew in so many ways this year. I am truly not the same… Continue reading Do Your Worst, I’ll Survive Another Year
I love riding bicycles. It was something I did a lot of as a child. My body has always been restricted by my brain. I can't make my hands do the correct thing, like tie my shoes. I can't walk in a straight line. But, on my bike, I feel free. I am in control… Continue reading I Want To Ride My Bicycle
I've had a lot of trouble over the past week coming up with things to write. A severe case of writer's block, if you will. To overcome it, I decided to write about writer's block itself! Take that, mental state. Writing usually flows very easily for me. I tend to think in writing, if that… Continue reading The Cockblock Of Writing
One of my favorite parts about being a self-advocate is speaking and educating people. I consider myself an ambassador for the autism community. I speak at conferences, trainings, schools etc. I’ve gotten the opportunity to speak to doctors, parents, and the community at large. That being said, I have a huge issue with the way… Continue reading 5 Ignorant Comments About Autism I’m Tired of Hearing