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Neuroqueer theory and the advent of social DEcontructivism

Neuroqueer theory is the idea that one can subvert normality by expressing and embodying the Self in ways that break free from the constraints of colonial society. It is aContinue reading “Neuroqueer theory and the advent of social DEcontructivism”

Why is getting diagnosed with autism so difficult?

The Autistic community has written at length about why getting a diagnosis is so hard, especially with regards to those at particular intersections of experience. I myself have spoken aboutContinue reading “Why is getting diagnosed with autism so difficult?”

Neuroqueering and the Autistic expression of pain

Neuroqueering is a liberational practice. It allows the person to express themselves authentically. But what if authentic expression of Self could cost you your life? What if the people observingContinue reading “Neuroqueering and the Autistic expression of pain”

What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?

As a Schizophrenic person, I see many talk about me as being mentally “ill” and in need of medicine. I do take medication, but for me, medication usage is similarContinue reading “What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?”

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”

Cure culture and normative attitudes towards Autistic people

Nothing sickens me more than people who believe that being Autistic requires intervention. The idea that we have to “improve” an Autistic person’s “skills” is in inherently ableist. Where doesContinue reading “Cure culture and normative attitudes towards Autistic people”

The infinite and I: Exploring my Neuroqueer Self

Of recent, I have been somewhat hyperfocused on how people understand their own identity, and our individual sense of Self. I have discussed in my book The New Normal howContinue reading “The infinite and I: Exploring my Neuroqueer Self”

Queerness and me

Queerness. It’s a word that I hid from for over 30 years, and yet, as I type it, I find myself feeling a deep comfort. I have long known thatContinue reading “Queerness and me”

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”

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