Autistic people and criminality

Over the years, I have come across a number of stories of Autistic people and the criminal acts they have committed. Often, I find autism part of the discourse surroundingContinue reading “Autistic people and criminality”

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”

10,000 to midnight: Spectrum 10k and the struggle to exist

“We have to tear down these structures, not just at the surface where projects such as S10k exist, but also at the root… Autistic people are not some sideshow exhibit, we do not exist to shock and astound you. There is beauty in our existence.”

Spectrum 10k is back, and now they want to exploit you

As you may remember from last year, Spectrum 10k was the project that “definitely wouldn’t be used for eugenics” but had involvement from people with links to (you guessed it)Continue reading “Spectrum 10k is back, and now they want to exploit you”

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”

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”

(Mis)perceptions of reality: Autism, psychosis, and my quest for objective truth

A brief venture into the questions that being Autistic and psychotic have raised for me, ending with the only thing i knownto be true.

My first book “The New Normal” has been published!

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!”