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 …

Nervous?

Ever since that countdown got into the single-digit numbers, I've been feeling a little rush of nerves whenever I glance at it. The day is fast approaching, and I have no means to prepare myself. I haven't posted anything in a few days for no particular reason. I haven't done a lot of creating this …

Apathy

This post isn't a cheerful one, so if that sounds unpleasant to read then I suggest you click away. I had a couple days that were good, they felt productive; I got some important things done that had been hanging over me for a long time. I even started attempting to meditate. I've been listening …

Enjoying Nature

I started reading a book last night called Notes from the Internet Apocalypse. I'm not very far into it but already it seems ridiculous to me that people would be so lost without the internet. I'm not claiming innocence, that would be even more ridiculous, but I am claiming that my generation (and most people who …