The five months since I was “officially” diagnosed with autism have been a whirlwind of discovery, namely finding other autistic women like me, and finding out so much more about myself– the small parts of my internal life that until I could identify
I’ve been doing a video series on YouTube for the past six months called, “Why Autistic People Do That”, and it has been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever worked on. The series happened quite by accident because
For those who don’t much about it, I’d like to explain to you sensory hypersensitivity, sensory overwhelm, and meltdowns from a first-person perspective.
Our sensory sensitivities wield a great deal of power as they can push us to overwhelm and meltdown as
Humans communicate in many non-verbal ways. An eye-roll in a supermarket queue, slamming pots and pans around because you’ve been left to wash the dishes again– people throw these missives around like confetti, and a great many expect to be understood, at
At some point,