For a long time now, we have heard the phrase “If you have met one Autistic person, you have met one Autistic person”. This saying is an oversimplification of theContinue reading “Autism, diagnosis, identity, and culture”
Society is built upon a surprising number of rules that, when fully considered, seem rather arbitrary. In actual fact, societies rules are not arbitrary at all. They are deliberately designedContinue reading ““Why are you so quiet?” Autistic voices and the fight to be heard”
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.
What is the tin can conundrum? If autism isn’t a label, what is it? is diagnosis necessary? this article aims to answer these questions, and considers the nature of our current system and the structural oppression of neurodivergent people.
A consideration on how neuroqueer theory can be used to depathologise the field of psychiatry and psychiatric conditions.
This article looks at neuroqueer theory and the Autistic embodiment of gender. It considers how one might construct their gender, and how being Autistic queers our ideas of gender.
Tanya Adkin lays out the concept of monotropic split, and how it is at the root of various critical moments for Autistic people.
Trigger Warning: This article discusses burnout and psychosis While it is evident to myself and my colleagues that Autistic people have a predisposition towards psychotic phenomenon, it seems to beContinue reading “Autistic people and the burnout-psychosis cycle”
This article was Co-Authored by David Gray-Hammond, Katie Munday, and Tanya Adkin The emergence and popularisation of Neuroqueer theory in the contemporary disability rights discourse and Autistic rights movement representsContinue reading “Neuroqueer: An introduction to theory”
Some 4(ish) years ago, my debut blog post on this website was Standing on the corner: Where autism and addiction meet shortly covered by Recovery services as an Autistic adult.Continue reading “Back to the corner: Psychoactive drug use, my Autistic experience”