I extremely excited to announce that my first solo authored book has been published. The book is called The New Normal: Autistic Musings on the threat of a broken society.Continue reading “My first book “The New Normal” has been published!”
Category Archives: Trauma
Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings
This article was Co-Authored by Tanya Adkin and David Gray-Hammond Trigger Warning: Death, drug and alcohol use, suicide, systemic failure, mental health crisis, inpatient psychiatric care. The 13th of SeptemberContinue reading “Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings”
Neuronormativity, the pathologisation of Mental health, and the normalising of suffering
In recent years mental health has become more widely talked about, thanks to the popularisation of the “it’s okay not to be okay” trope. On the surface this is aContinue reading “Neuronormativity, the pathologisation of Mental health, and the normalising of suffering”
Neuroqueer: Depathologising psychiatric “conditions”
A consideration on how neuroqueer theory can be used to depathologise the field of psychiatry and psychiatric conditions.
Addiction doesn’t strip us of our humanity
Why are addicts stripped of their humanity by society at large? What can we do about it? Are cultural attitudes towards addicts understandable? This article attempts to answer these in brief.
Guest Post: What is monotropic split?
Tanya Adkin lays out the concept of monotropic split, and how it is at the root of various critical moments for Autistic people.
Autistic people and the burnout-psychosis cycle
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”
Back to the corner: Psychoactive drug use, my Autistic experience
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”
Autistic Substance Use Survey 2022
Below is a survey on Autistic people and substance use. The aim is to collate data anonymously on the use of drugs and alcohol in the Autistic community, and useContinue reading “Autistic Substance Use Survey 2022”
Creating Autistic Suffering: Clustered injustice compounds minority stress in Autistic experiences
This article was co-authored between David Gray-Hammond and Tanya Adkin Trigger Warning: Injustice, mental health, systemic oppression, minority stress, fabricated and induced illness, stigma. “The state creates the rules andContinue reading “Creating Autistic Suffering: Clustered injustice compounds minority stress in Autistic experiences”
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