Relationships

He Killed My Cat: On the dangers of dating while autistic

After a lifetime of gaslighting and invalidation, and not knowing she was autistic, one woman reflects on the dangerous situations she was in because she was taught to ignore red flags and not trust her own feelings.

Emotions Go Both Ways, Unless It’s ABA

“Of the fighters who were born with their horns and flyers born with wings, they will never be tamed things. Neurodiversity is in their genes.”

Demisexuality and autism

A demisexual person doesn’t feel sexual attraction unless a strong bond or emotional connection has been made. Many autistics report being demisexual.

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

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.

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