So often I, as an autistic person, am told I must not let my autism define me. I am told I can’t call myself autistic, but rather a person with autism, as otherwise my autism is the only thing about me. I am told I must remember I am more than my autism, and that … More Being autistic defines me and that is ok
Well I haven’t posted since October as well life has been and is very difficult. I won’t go into loads of detail about what has gone on, but shall give a summary. Due to what has been going on I haven’t been able to blog, I have had ideas but everytime I tried to start … More An update on life
Today is the final day of OCD week and I have written in the past about OCD, about the reality of it, and what it is not. You can find that post here Today’s post is about OCD in the form of a poem I wrote a few months ago. The poem involves me having written … More Obsessively tapping-an OCD poem
I’ve written a blog on here about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) but I wanted to write a post about something linked to SPD but which causes a worsening of symptoms and pain, that is sensory overload. So to me the world is louder, brighter, smellier than it is for most people. I can’t eat certain … More Sensory overload
If you think Tourette’s is solely about swearing or is funny then read the below. Everything within this kind of poem thing is things I do and/or have experienced as part of my Tourette’s. Tourette’s is… Tourette’s is bruises, cuts, scrapes. Concussion, Broken bones Blood running over my skin Tourette’s is Twisted ankles, pulled … More Tourette’s is…
When you mention mood swings, particularly in the context of mental illness, people think of bipolar disorder and nothing else. Yes bipolar is characterised by mood swings, but I don’t think many people realise that * Mood swings can come in many different forms * And that bipolar disorder, and the conditions which come under … More Brain…wait for me, I can’t keep up.
I have not blogged in a while, and did not manage to finish the A-Z blog challenge. i was a bit upset I could not manage to finish it as I did enjoy doing it, but my mental health was just getting worse and worse and blogging was just too difficult to do. Everything is … More “Where was this rule that I must be like you?” – a poem