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Hard Lessons Learnt – Writing your #neurodiverse self is more than what to write, but your #writerslife as an #ND #author

Those not on the social platform Twitter will have missed the enlightening conversations happening around neurodiverse authors and their writing being policed. I say this knowing full well that I myself have struggled with the idea of what it is to be an ND author. That writing our own unique story telling voices are breaking traditional rules of writing. I want to address the specifics of what I’ve uncovered in my battle… Read More

Just writing the title of this blog post is sending my skin crawling. It’s a physical effort to type. But I can’t not. I can’t not say something about being neurodiverse now while its fresh, clear and concise in my head, even if this blog post might not be – not if you’re neurotypical. On Friday night I had a meltdown. I’ve spoken about having a meltdown before but I need you,… Read More

An Older Autistic – The hurtful way you are receiving an older autistic’s diagnosis #autistic #mentalhealth #older #diagnosis #aspergers

I’m going to tell you all something that should come as no surprise; I loathe exercise. When I wake up in the morning I pour in Earl Grey tea and hope fortitude will get me through the day. I do walk my 35kg mastiff which is a challenge unto itself but that’s rostered under my “Take care of Pets” not exercise and therefore excusable. Given we’re all trapped in our houses and… Read More

In everything that’s going on at the moment I know some of you are more scared than you’ve ever been before.   There are a million things going on outside our control. Fear eats a hole in our stomachs as we twitch aside window curtains and wonder if just one more visit to the store will bring home a fatal virus.   We lived with our parents and grandparents dread of another… Read More