Friendship

How Do You Ask Your Crush Out?

Resident diva and listmaker extraordinaire Patrick Magpie, unsure in all of his inherent awkwardness, asked some friends about how to approach a crush.

The Joys of Working Within Your Tribe

When one workplace was a little too ideal and socially-seamless to be realistic, one woman shared her diagnosis with her coworkers. This is what happened.

A woman of color stands resolute against a wall, her face proud, her eyes closed. Her shirt reads, "Fragile. Who?"

Why I Choose Autistic Pride

Growing up, I was acutely aware that I did not belong. The proverbial elephant in the room, my identity was carved out of all the

7 Cool Aspects of Autistic Culture

There are some really cool things about autistic culture like our common love of samefoods, special interests (SpIns) and infodumps, stims, sensory hell, hand flapping, autigender, and our autism cousins.

Forming Myself in Their Image: A Tale of My Shoggoth

It often seemed like people around me didn’t have so much trouble learning what direction to grow in. They just knew how to become a human being. They knew when to say hello and goodbye, how to jump rope, ride bikes, what to talk about, and what to wear.

Growing up with Selective Mutism

The drive from Wellington, Florida to Chicago takes nineteen hours for a family of average luck.  Two days between the promise of a new adventure

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