Relationships

An Open Letter to Autistic High Schoolers

“How did they consider us close friends if we’d never had a real conversation? If we hadn’t people watched? If we hadn’t gone on a walk in the green, secluded forest that I believe belongs to me (it’s actually a public park)?”

The Autistic pace of life in the ocean

Thanks to wonderful Autistic conversations I think I am beginning to understand why I feel so much at home in the ocean. To date I had not connected it to healing from Autistic trauma, but now I see the connection with increasing clarity.

Professional Cuddling: A Safety Guide for Autistics

During the pandemic, alternative means of on-demand employment services became more popular. Professional cuddling is on the rise, which may present with safety concerns for autistic people.

Dear Mom, I am Autistic:

Adam Lodestone, now 50, writes a letter to his mother as his childhood self. How would this compare to the letter your childhood self would write to your parents?

Relationship Rubik’s Cube

Because of the intersecting parts of my identity, being Black, AFAB (assigned female at birth), queer, trans, atheist/antitheist, and autistic, I describe myself to be a relationship Rubik’s cube.

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