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Sunday 23rd August 2020 – Autistic Coding on Stage : Dear Evan Hansen, The View Upstairs and me – #1

Hi everyone! This is a longer-form piece of analysis of the autistic coding of certain characters in three recent examples of popular musical theatre shows. If that’s not to your interest, there are other pages on the internet ;-). It will be in two or three parts, discussing the context of autistic coding, then apply...

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...

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...

Autistic in times of Covid-19 – Wednesday 8th April 2020

These are a collection of thoughts that occurred to me over the past few days and that might be useful. They are unedited, often unfocused and might appear in different contexts afterwards. When I desperately need to get work done, my procrastination-instinct takes over. Though after years of working with an often flaky attention-span, I’ve...

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