My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic.

Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance of my neurodiversity allows me to view my personality traits of seeking knowledge, demonstrating an unconventional sense

Read more “A Life Illuminated”

It was the anniversary of Moby Dick’s publication.  15 November 1851.  The song was released on 15 November ’18.  This has to mean something, but I don’t care what.  There’s a clarity that transcends absolutes, and defining something too rigidly is

Read more “Hozier, Monomania, Monsters, Melville, Literature, Layers, & Movement”

In the world of autism advocacy, it is rarely the autistic voices which are pioneered in the mainstream.  Neurotypical advocates use their voice and their privilege to speak on behalf of, or in place of, the autistic community. 

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In prevailing literature, people on the autism spectrum have all of their traits, their behaviors, and even their very existence pathologized.  They are considered to have “mind blindness,” or the opposite of empathy, which means that they are unable to
Read more “Allism Spectrum Disorders: A Parody”