It’s the biggest objection I’ve read again and again against Steve Silberman’s book. Last few days have seen a resurgence of posts on the subject – I won’t link the article that started it all yesterday on my facebook feed and elswhere, but I’ll gladly link Jon Elder Robison’s take on the subject. I’ve started … More Neurotribes whitewashing Autism?
Like often, I read something and it sparks an unending string of musing and rambling. This time, it all started with that study In essence it challenges the so far prevailing theory that Autism prevents people from reading accurately body language. Most children tested could tell quite accurately what was going on. … More Do Autistics read body language much better than previously thought?
If I look back at my childhood, the first emotion that pops into my mind is anger. By far. Followed closely by sadness I was the ugly duckling*, rejected by my peers and bullied I felt I was trying so hard to belong, but I could never get it right. I felt alone, utterly … More Anger so much anger
I’m stuck My throat is feeling tight, not a single word coming out. The inside of my body is feeling on fire… like I’m going to implode soon. Not explode though, implode, crumble on myself, like those beautiful underwater explosion… ( it always amazes me how something so destructive might be so beautiful to … More On mourning I
Ok trigger warning… I talk about health issues, meltdowns, shutdowns, you may want to proceed with caution if those are sensitives issues for you! Now that I’m taking the time to think about it, emotions in my world behave like any other sensory input. They are a tricky bunch to deal with, as … More Processing my emotions II
I grew up in a world full of old stereotypes regarding autism. One of them was the concept of drawn back, cold and unfeeling child. That’s actually one of the stereotype I can easily fit in, a lot of people see me as cold and unfeeling, lacking empathy. I have feelings though, a lot … More Processing my emotions
Ok the title is mostly because of the movie… Movies, books and TV series are my bread and butter! At home there’s The Nerd ( aka hubby, come on, you didn’t think I’d get along long term with someone who hasn’t a minimum level of weirdness in him 😉 ) The Dog, The … More The Good, the bad and the ugly of living in a mostly autistic household
Ok lets try to sort my thoughts/impressions on society and human interaction as I see and live it. I don’t go out and meet people very often… to be honest most of my social circle is online. First because I’ve moved a few times since I’m an adult, and the few friends I managed to … More ABCs of my social life I
You surely know one… I was that girl sitting at the edge of school ground with a book in hand at recess I was that girl pestering the oldest kids in school – because they were the only ones mildly interesting – the parasite they were desperately trying to get away from. I was that … More I was that girl
Ok. Big breath, I can do it! I can rise above the conditioning of my childhood that I shouldn’t bother people with things that don’t interest them. This blog starts as the chronicle of a journey into myself. Big disclaimer first: I don’t have a official diagnosis. That’s a conscious choice so far to keep … More Chrysalis