The way that autism and gender relate to each other is fascinating and is yet another key to identifying and helping people get diagnosed. For years, a confused sense of gender and sexuality were my only clues. Well, that and having a “rare” and “masculine” MBTI type.
“Ooh! Stop! A show about autism! We have to watch this!” I said to my Netflix partner as we were drifting through to get to our last anime episode. The show was Atypical, season one, and we decided to give it a go. At the time, autism was a budding special interest of mine, but […]
You know when you’re talking to someone about life stuff you’re struggling with only for your conversation partner to helpfully interject with some…obvious suggestions? Don’t have a job? Get a job! Don’t have a partner? Get a partner! Don’t have happy? Get some happy!! Even when you’re talking to a total stranger? Now, I know […]
(Thanks to W-Photos @ Creative Market for the above stock photo.) The first time I considered that I might be autistic, it was as though all the spiritual awakening revelations I had been seeking my whole life took place in one moment. Whoa. So that’s a thing? Not just a me thing, a thing thing? […]
I have officially been diagnosed with ASD! Thanks for supporting me this far into the journey, and stick around for more autism comics! Please follow me on Twitter and Instagram (I also repost comics on Tumblr) if you like this kind of thing. (Also, please put your own experiences with adult diagnosis in the comments! […]
You know I’m always looking for good books about OCD, psychology, and mental illness. I wrote about having finished Turtles All the Way Down and while I enjoyed it, it left me wanting more representation for the mentally ill in literature. That encouraged me to search around through all the self-help books out there for […]