Note: I’m well aware that as a spectrum disorder, autism affects different people in very different ways. Therefore anything I say or write about it is by necessity heavily weighted by my own personal experiences, but I suspect that it will strike a familiar note to many people with ASD. One of the biggest myths about autistic people is that we lack empathy. AHAHAHAHAH. Fuck me, the one thing I don’t lack is empathy. I do not lack emotions of any kind – in fact I have all of the feels and more. ‘More’ is the best way to describe...Read More
There’s a tendency – even amongst the most well meaning of people – to infantilise those with learning disabilities, which often stems from a desire to care for them and to protect them from the potential cruelties of life. The problem with this apparent kindness is that it has the unfortunate effect of potentially reducing a person’s life to only those activities deemed ‘suitable’ or ‘safe’. Whilst no one would want to throw a person with intellectual difficulties out into the world without a support network, we need to remember that they are entitled to have as full and varied a...Read More
Find me on Facebook!
Buy me a coffee?
If you have read The State of Grace and enjoyed it, I'm almost at 100 Amazon reviews and it would be SO lovely to get there.
If you have a mental illness, please read ✨💊 I am writing a feature on how the mental health system is failing us, and would love to know how it has failed you/the worst advice/lack of support you've been given. Is there anything you'd like to tell? Please RT!
My recent Metro feature about #pegging has been insanely popular 💖 Those lovely people at @ShWomenstore apparently had a huge surge of interest after they kindly contributed to the piece - I’ve just received *the* most brilliant thank you gift 💖🍆😂 #sexpositive pic.twitter.com/vBe9…
Whatever terrible shit you did today, at least you didn’t invite a racist kid pretending to be bullied and his gun toting family to your movie premiere.