What Having Autism Means To Me

This is what finding out I had autism meant fo rme: It explained why my friends were moving forward with their lives, but I was still frozen in time. It explained my inablity to date, or hold down a job., or drive. It explained why I felt so different from everyone BECAUSE I was lacking…

Having an Invisible Disabilty

As I have stated in previous blogs, I have 22q11 deletion as well as sensory processing disorder and being on the autism spectrum. PDD-pervailiance developmental delay is high on the list of symptoms of 22q. And they connected that with ASD. So it’s there, the name is just different. Having an invisible disability, having multiple…

Grief

I want to talk about something that’s very different for me to talk about-but incredibly important. My therapist brought it up today and I never phrased it that way before, but it was eye opening. It’s about grief. And why I feel like a failure at times is i’m greiving for a life I’ll never…

Living with undiagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder as female

I decided to create this blog for politics, originally, but now I want to focus on something that is so important to me. How the brain is wired diffferent, and what it’s like not being officially diagnosed with something for so long. For a long time I thought it was just my anxiety that was…

Be Kind To Yourself

You’ve often heard the phrase “be kind to others”. Children are taught to practice empathy about others early on. Because adults noticed children could be self centered at nature. Their natural,and almost primal, reaction is to think for themselves. And from an evolutionairy stand point, this makes sense. You need to think about yourself in…

Politics and Health

This is going to be one of my very first blogs I’ve ever written, and I’ve decided to write it about politics. When I first started to think about writing a blog about politics my heart started beating fast. I told myself “you are crazy! Imagine the backlash you’ll get!” But being so incredibly invested…