Strike

The college strike has finally ended after a whopping thirty-five days, making it the longest college strike in Canadian history. It was a surreal sort of experience for me, kind of like I was suddenly in an alternate reality where I moved to Brockville but decided against going to college after all. I relaxed and …

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Awesome Moment #9

I've been taking my break during this strike quite seriously and I've put a halt to pretty much anything that can be described as 'work'. I haven't done that intentionally, but that's how things seem to be working out. Two nights ago, I went to an organised activity (a very rare occurrence for me) called Cocktails …

Independency

I've been doing a fair bit of research today into housing for college, which is ultimately pointless since I'm planning on living on-campus for my first year. It's still fun, though, to look at all the listings and see what kinds of options I'd have if I was renting a room/apartment somewhere. I see the …

Autistic, Allistic, Neurodiverse, and Neurotypical: Say what?

Cracked Mirror in Shalott

Coming into the neurodiversity movement, there are some terms that a new person might not be familiar with. I’ve been seeing a lot of questions about some of them, and some misunderstandings about them as well, so it is perhaps time for writing something on these terms.

If you are reading this blog, I’m assuming that you know what Autistic means in a general way. Some of you might still hold some misconceptions about autistic life, but I believe that to be a part of the learning process. You are reading Autistic voices either here or on the blogs of other Autistics, hopefully learning from it, and that is what matters.

You’ll notice that I use “autistic” rather than “person with autism” throughout. This is intentional. The basic idea is that my being is autistic- the patterns my brain form thoughts in, the essentials of the way I perceive and…

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Poignant

I have eight draft posts here on this blog not counting this one and I noticed a common theme they all have: in all eight I'm trying so hard to be thought-provoking and interesting. I can't blame myself for trying to be interesting, this is for people to read, after all, but I'm struggling to …

Invisible

When you think of someone with an anxiety disorder, what do you think of? Constant nervousness, incessant worrying, social phobia, nagging, things like that? Well, it's not always so obvious. I have an anxiety disorder, as anyone who knows me would tell you, but if you were to ask someone who didn't know me well they wouldn't …