An Open Letter to an Unnamed Prominent Autistic Advocate/Author

Dear unnamed prominent Autistic advocate/author, I thought you were my friend. I thought I could trust you. I thought that you understood boundaries and that you were informed about trauma. Even after you verbally assaulted me with vicious lies on vacation in front of my children I protected myself by isolating from you, but I … Continue reading An Open Letter to an Unnamed Prominent Autistic Advocate/Author

The Illogic of Expecting Autistic Adults to be #DiagnosedAutistic

A favorite talking point of some folks on the internet is that self-diagnosis of autism by Autistic adults isn't valid. On the surface, this seems like a somewhat reasonable position to take. After all, there are professionals who are trained in how to know whether someone is Autistic or not. What could be the harm … Continue reading The Illogic of Expecting Autistic Adults to be #DiagnosedAutistic

Interests and What Playing the Sims Taught Me About their Importance

(I've been trying a new writing style lately, not sure how it's going to work, but it's been interesting!) Something big occurred to me last night. This was one of those realizations that can change paradigms. I realized that we, just like Sims, get really sad and tense and frustrated when we don’t get to … Continue reading Interests and What Playing the Sims Taught Me About their Importance

I’m alive!

And I very nearly wasn't. As it turns out, I've been pretty severely depressed for years now. My alleged friend in 2018 took full advantage of my depressed state and by the time I'd started dating my girlfriend last summer (yes, I'm married to a man and have a girlfriend -- maybe I'll write more … Continue reading I’m alive!