Autistic advocacy: The reality of lifting up a community

Many of us as community advocates have dedicated our lives to defending the marginalised and uplifting those that society has tried to hold down. For some of us, this hasContinue reading “Autistic advocacy: The reality of lifting up a community”

Understanding Autistic mental health in a broader context

We often discuss anxiety and depression amongst the Autistic population. Some such as myself and Autistic and Living the Dream have pushed to get lesser discussed mental health concerns intoContinue reading “Understanding Autistic mental health in a broader context”

Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?

When we consider harm reduction strategies for drug-users, we often think about education on the safer use of drugs. Things such as safer injection practices and “tasting the hit” toContinue reading “Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?”

Neuroqueer: Dismantling our internalised ableism

This article was co-authored by David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday Trigger Warning: This article contains references to systemic and structural oppression, multiple marginalisation, and negative wellbeing and identity. Ableism isContinue reading “Neuroqueer: Dismantling our internalised ableism”

Positive self-identity and Autistic mental health

If there is one recurring theme I come across time and again in my work, it’s that reduced psychological wellbeing in Autistic people is inherently linked to our sense ofContinue reading “Positive self-identity and Autistic mental health”

I’ve launched my own business! DGH Neurodivergent Consultancy!

For a while now, it has been a dream of mine to make Autistic knowledge sharing my career. I love the Autistic community, and want to help improve the environmentsContinue reading “I’ve launched my own business! DGH Neurodivergent Consultancy!”

Neuroqueer: Authentic embodiment of mental health

This article was Co-Authored by David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday Trigger Warning: Discussion of mental health It is a surprisingly contentious discussion to have, but the neurodiversity paradigm does notContinue reading “Neuroqueer: Authentic embodiment of mental health”

Spirituality and my Autistic experience

A discussion of what spirituality looks like for me as an Autistic individual, and why it does not fit into the objective boxes of traditional religion.

Neuroqueer: Depathologising psychiatric “conditions”

A consideration on how neuroqueer theory can be used to depathologise the field of psychiatry and psychiatric conditions.