The wires in my brain seem to be configured by some elaborate practical joke. There are either way too many or too few connecting this input to the corresponding cortex, or they are just connected to the wrong places. It’s
Looking back, my extreme self-absorption shielded me from a world of pain. I’m selfish. Because I struggle to connect with the outside world, my own interior
My family has a thing for knives. It all started when my Aunt chased her sister down the street with a butcher’s knife, a natural reaction to newspaper theft. Her third grade teacher sent her home with a newspaper with a bizarre medical story she
An Open Letter to Non-Autistic Friends and Family,
We know you try to relate to us, your autistic loved ones. We appreciate it; we truly do. But in many ways, many of us keep hearing the message from people that
There is something within the chronic illness community known as the “Spoon Theory.” In this analogy, the spoons stand for the amount of energy a person living with a chronic illness (such as Fibromyalgia or Lupus) possesses in a day.