The privilege of being neuroqueer

I have, for some time now, discussed neuroqueer theory (as conceptualised by Nick Walker and her colleagues), adding my own takes to the emerging liberatory thoughts of a blossoming post-normalContinue reading “The privilege of being neuroqueer”

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”

Transcript of Podcast Interview about my book

Below is the transcript of the podcast interview I did with Natasha Golding about my book The New Normal: Autistic musings on the threat of a broken society with referencesContinue reading “Transcript of Podcast Interview about my book”

“Why are you so quiet?” Autistic voices and the fight to be heard

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”

Neuroqueer: An introduction to theory

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”

I’m not Asocial, I’m AuSocial: Conceptualising Autistic sociality and culture

Being Autistic is a nightmare (sometimes, actually, a lot of the time). This isn’t because being Autistic is inherently good or bad, but rather because we are a minority group,Continue reading “I’m not Asocial, I’m AuSocial: Conceptualising Autistic sociality and culture”

Neuroqueer theory and the Self

When considering our potential, we often think in finite terms. Normativity has dictated that which a human can be. We are also bound, in principle, by the finite nature ofContinue reading “Neuroqueer theory and the Self”

Shifting the paradigm on world autism day

April 2nd. It’s a day that so many of us dread. For as long as “world autism day” has existed, it is a day where (much like every other day)Continue reading “Shifting the paradigm on world autism day”

Big news with even more big news on the way!

I have been nominated for a National Diversity Award, positive role model- disability category. I am honoured to have recieved this nomination, and while I don’t expect to win, IContinue reading “Big news with even more big news on the way!”

Not your tragedy, not your epidemic, not your inspiration: reflecting on Autistic existence

Being Autistic is not inherently good or bad, it just is. That’s not to say that I am not proud of who I am, and I am most certainly notContinue reading “Not your tragedy, not your epidemic, not your inspiration: reflecting on Autistic existence”