An image showing the front end of Jorik's bed, with a variety of cuddly toys along the headboard and on top of the pillows. It looks pretty dang comfortable.

Monday 20th September 2021: On Burnout (and Worse)

CW: discussions of trauma and self-harm, as well as an autistic person being a bit of a moron. If that’s too much, then have a look at my bed in our wonderful new house! Category is: Passport says 33, but you’re secretly five. Hi everyone, It’s been a hot minute since my last blog. I’m...

An image of a 19th century French prison where the prisoners are lectured to on the evils of alcoholism. The prisoners are in small body-sized boxed with a hole for their heads. They are stacked up. step-wise, in lecture hall-style.

Sunday 28th March 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: On Institutional Barriers and Cynicism – 1

Hi everyone. So today I’m talking about my idea that the thing that’s holding back the autistic rights movement is the very institutions of society. The basic building blocks of 21st century Britain is what’s destroying our lives and even the people who seek to do good within the system do more harm despite what...

Autistic at Times of Covid-19 – Sunday 3rd January 2021: On Being Ill

Hi everyone! Happy new year. Or, rather, as happy a year as possible at the moment. We’re all learning to manage our expectations. This week’s blog is focussed once again on the pandemic, it’s about being ill. If you haven’t read it: Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill is an amazing essay I first read in...

Autistic at Times of Covid-19: Sunday 16th August 2020 – Video! + On Violence and Radicalisation #1

Hello everyone. In this blog I will discuss extremism, violence – including violence against women – and radicalisation. Therefore, if you are unwilling or unable to read this blog – I completely understand. Not every blog is for you, there’s nothing wrong with that. Watch my co-chairing a session for Autistica’s Research Festival this year...

Jorik with Chapped Lips

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: Monday 1st June 2020 – Reduction #3 + Autistic Bodies #1

Where Jorik is still reducing medication and talks about autistic bodies, which often respond to medical treatment in unexpected ways - leading to dire consequences.

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: Sunday 24th May 2020 – Reduction #2 + Executive Function #1

Hi everyone! I’m in the second week of reducing the Quietiapine. Over the past week I’ve moved from more-or-less incapacitated to actually starting to reap the benefits of reducing. I’m sleeping through a little less, waking up at 5, 6 and 2:21 respectively, but still getting back to sleep. This is a thing that’s happened...

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: 18th May 2020 – Meds + Responses!

Hi everyone. Today’s blog is going to be a bit shorter. I’ll focus on medication and do my best to respond to your kind comments. Because many of us struggle with or without medication, I’m going to be honest here. That means trigger warnings for: mental illness, medication, sectioning, self-destructive behaviour and physical illness This...

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: 10th May 2020 – On Time

Hello everybody! A bit of a tonal shift towards positivity this week. After re-reading my last three blogs, I was struck by how critical of myself I am during the process of a working week; any working week. I demand full productivity from myself, knowing that my day will have to consist of physical exercise,...

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: Sunday 3rd May 2020 – Productivity and Spoons

These are a collection of thoughts that have occurred to me over the past few days and that might be useful. They are unedited, sometimes unfocused and might appear in different contexts afterwards. This week wasn’t the best. After three weeks of all hands on deck, I fell off the wagon when it came to productivity....

Autistic in times of Covid-19 – Saturday 25th April 2020

These are a collection of thoughts that have occurred to me over the past few days and that might be useful. They are unedited, sometimes unfocused and might appear in different contexts afterwards. The past three weeks have been very busy indeed. I have had meeting after meeting for the Autistic League and have been...

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