Rediscovering the language of life

As I have been pointing out for the last few years, the commodification of neurodiversity and the exploitation of autistic people is in full swing. Corporate “Neurodiversity @ Work” and “Autism @ Work” initiatives are largely scams to procure domesticated corporate workers that can’t afford to ask uncomfortable questions about the purpose of the organisation. […]

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 4

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different Part 4

Before hitting the walls of systemic biases that exclude neurominorities, before blatant gender discrimination and xenophobic hate, there was a time when diversity was a source of joy. But it’s hard to focus on fun or remember joy and success when you are treated like nothing. When going through adversity, the one thing we often search for is meaning.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 2

What do the Ugly Duckling, the Princess on the Pea, and the Little Child who announced that the Emperor has no clothes have in common? Not only are they all characters in Hans Christian Andersen tales, but it’s also been suggested that through his characters the author projected different facets of his own and others’ autistic experiences.

Coming Out as Autistic at Work

Coming out at work is taking a risk. It should only be done if you feel it’s the best decision for your personal situation, and only to the people you can trust. Don’t feel like you “have to” or that you “owe” it to your boss–you don’t. It is entirely up to you.