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Story of a Late Diagnosed Autistic

(C.W. masking, dissociation, anxiety, grief) So I got my official autism diagnosis a couple of weeks ago, and honestly, I haven't felt the same since. For a long time I wasn't even sure that I wanted a diagnosis. Even a doctor I had mentioned it to years ago asked me what the point would be... Continue Reading →

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My Autism Diagnosis

So yesterday, I got my official autism diagnosis. I'm overwhelmed, drained and doing a lot of processing. But I'm happy, and relieved. I was going to write a whole blog post on it, and I most likely will when I have the spoons, but just for now, I just wanted to share that. Now to... Continue Reading →

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Self Acceptance

A big part of self healing and embracing being autistic for me, has been recognising the self destructive patterns that have kept me in a constant loop of never quite feeling good enough. Leading me to burn out because I was pushing myself to be someone I'm not under the guise of 'getting out of... Continue Reading →

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Sensory Self Care

What does self care look like for you? These are just some of the things that help me to ground myself, recharge my batteries and ease my anxiety. Especially when I'm feeling overwhelmed and need time to be by myself.

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Lost My Words – A Poem

Sometimes, verbal communication is very difficult for me. It's as if words themselves lose meaning, and I can't connect my sentences in any way that makes sense or reflects what I'm actually trying to communicate. It's extremely frustrating, and something I always thought I'd grow out of. I thought that as an adult, it wouldn't... Continue Reading →

Meltdowns

I learn so much through my youngest brother (who is also autistic). Often times when he's having a meltdown, he gets so freaked out by how he's feeling. Those big emotions can be frightening when you're in the midst of a meltdown. And the recovery period can leave you feeling so emotional and drained. Like... Continue Reading →

Autistic Burnout

Burnout for me feels like I'm carrying the weight of the world on my back. Gravity is pulling me down. Everything tenses up, which causes headaches, I can barely keep my eyes open and I'm in a constant state of dissociation until the burnout passes. It takes longer than usual for me to respond to... Continue Reading →

‘NO’

(C.W. : Harassment, violence, loss of life, abuse) This one is not really autism related, but I had to get it off my chest. I had an encounter the other day that is all too familiar to us women. While queuing outside of a shop, my mask on, no make up, my partners oversized raincoat... Continue Reading →

Touch & Trauma

(TRIGGER WARNING: INTIMACY/SHUTDOWN/SEX/GASLIGHTING/TRAUMA) I've never been the most tactile person. Even with the people I have been the closest with, I struggle to find a balance between what feels comfortable for me and my body, and the desire to express my affection for the people I love. When physical affection seems like the gold standard... Continue Reading →

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