Sensory

Motorcycle Boy's perception of color is limited to the "rumble fish".

The Autistic Gaze: Rumble Fish [film]

Representation matters, even indirect and unintentional representation. Headcanon neurodivergent characters abound in our cultural landscape. Motorcycle Boy is damn near archetypal for me. He is an avataric poem, a song of disenfranchisement, a long epic tale of knowing yourself SO well and being known not at all.

The Hidden Rooms in my Mind

RPM enabled me to communicate and express myself after 22 years of being misunderstood and unable to communicate. This is my first longer piece of work trying to describe my mind to people. It took me many sessions to write.

Processing Grief through Movement

When all of her self-regulation routines failed to be enough to help her process the grief and anxiety of the covid pandemic, one woman found synesthetic release through movement.

photo of a sparkling background. there is a tree in focus inside a crystal ball on a prism block.

Alexithymia: The forest and the trees

Alexithymia is difficulty recognizing and identifying emotions. How one person used autistic strengths like attention to detail to improve emotional awareness.

Sensory Processing and Parenting

From a neurodivergent occupational therapist (OT), this article is great for parents who are noticing that they have much in common with their autistic or otherwise neurodivergent child.

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