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No break from self-care, and (almost) no post this week

I wanted to post this week about how self care is an ongoing challenge, that you can only take day by day, and you can't take for granted. I set my goal to post weekly because it's important to me, but the most important thing is my wellbeing. Even if this blog got big, I … Continue reading No break from self-care, and (almost) no post this week

“High” vs “Low” Functioning is Outdated; Here’s My Replacement.

Autism labels are controversial. The "high functioning" label leads to ignoring people's difficulties, and the "low functioning" label has been used to devalue people's abilities. Many people grew up unaware of autism, aware that they were "weird" and "different", and are only just now discovering that they are autistic. The diagnosis comes with grief, and … Continue reading “High” vs “Low” Functioning is Outdated; Here’s My Replacement.

Believing in yourself is Freakish and I Love You For It

Believing in yourself is ridiculous and unfeasible. It's unpopular and ludicrous. Believing in yourself is what you're told to do by every wellbeing motivational coach out there. Believing in yourself is the last thing society really wants you to do. Ever met someone who believes in themselves and their right to decide how they live? … Continue reading Believing in yourself is Freakish and I Love You For It

We can Do More Than Punching Nazis

Aren't we all just individuals, trying their best, trying not to hurt anyone but accepting some violence as necessary? Doesn't that fit both the left and the right? The biggest lie politicians and the internet tells us is that any of the issues are simple. In the UK right now, Brexit is a daily example … Continue reading We can Do More Than Punching Nazis

Is Anyone Else in This Autism Closet With Me? And How Do We Get Out?

Autism makes me vulnerable and I don't always want to share it. I got diagnosed because I wanted to confirm my truth, but also because I felt it was vital for "invisible" autism to become more visible in society. How could I convince others that diagnosis and acceptance were important if I had not even … Continue reading Is Anyone Else in This Autism Closet With Me? And How Do We Get Out?

5 Activism Hot-Takes Inspired by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion now needs no introduction, thank goodness. The climate crisis political activism group is making an impact across the globe, including in London, where activists at the time of writing are currently blocking the streets in an act of mass civil disobedience. Inspired by their activism, these are my 5 biggest environmental factors to … Continue reading 5 Activism Hot-Takes Inspired by Extinction Rebellion

5 Reasons The Media Should Be On Blast for Churchill Advert “News”

Adverts making the news is weird. It's backwards, yet somehow we're still interested enough to read about it and have an opinion about it. So what's the deal with the New Churchill? Are the ad bosses "snowflakes"? Has the world gone mad? And why is an advert headline news? 1. The advert is headline news because … Continue reading 5 Reasons The Media Should Be On Blast for Churchill Advert “News”

Ever been called an SJW? Read this.

I don’t feel like I pick battles anymore. Am I even a SJW anymore? As time goes on, my life becomes more full and less rhetorical.  I’m as committed to my values as ever - freedom, equality, diversity. I argue less. I “know” less answers, but hold the answers I do have more strongly. I ruminate … Continue reading Ever been called an SJW? Read this.

3 Ways to Browse Mindfully and Make Your Internet Better

When I'm on the internet, I like to open a million tabs. I scan websites haphazardly, skimming over them and not always reading them in order. I like to look at the page like a whole picture, scrolling up and down until I find a piece I want to read. A lot of the time, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Browse Mindfully and Make Your Internet Better