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

Book Review: Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School

Today I'm reviewing Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School by Sarah Cobbe. There are many things I loved about this book, but there were just as many that I wasn't thrilled about. I'll start with the good first. My own personal philosophy of parenting and the needs of Autistic people can probably be summed … Continue reading Book Review: Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School

Book Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts

Today I'm reviewing An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. This is an excellent book, first of all. It has solid worldbuilding, nuanced characters, deeper meanings behind daily experiences, and a quality that I can only describe as #OwnVoices authenticity. Representation is vital and it really makes a huge difference when the author is a member … Continue reading Book Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts

#ActuallyAutistic Voices

I could've alternatively titled this, "In which Aria attempts to stimulate *allistic empathy for Autistics." Chorus -- Allistics (non-autistics) who do not listen to Autistic voices are wholly unable to accurately represent Autistic perspectives and yet they are often the ones considered "Autism Experts." CW: Some swears for emphasis, brief mention of suicide, some links … Continue reading #ActuallyAutistic Voices

Tomorrow

I'll do it tomorrow, I always think. There's plenty of time.  But tomorrow never comes and the time slips away. Suddenly it's been two weeks and I've nothing tangible to show for it. Nothing visible, nothing that seems important. But I have done things. I finished reading No You Don't: Essays from an Unstrange Mind, … Continue reading Tomorrow