The Pain I don’t Hear

The doctors trips began early. “Where does it hurt and how?” “Here, here, and here,” I would say. I got sick regularly and often. I knew what a fever felt like, and I remember going multiple times a school day to the nurses office. The aches and pains and chills in my bones were always.Continue reading “The Pain I don’t Hear”

Clothes

The collared button-down makes my white anglo-saxon protestant (WASP) heritage happy. It is business professional. It is dressed up. I like layering it over a comfy shirt with 3/4 length sleeves. As long as the shirt underneath fits and is a neutral color that pairs with the outfit, it brings that quirkiness that is honestContinue reading “Clothes”

Social Skills Classes and the Holy Grail

“I want to figure out an algorithm on how to interact with people appropriately based on who they are and the situation. How they react.” I was speaking to a professor in the Communication dept. about what I wanted to do. I wanted to create an algorithm for autistic people to know how to react.Continue reading “Social Skills Classes and the Holy Grail”

#StopTheShock: Where do we go from here?

For the past week, I have been hurting. We all have, the whole autistic community, so much. Personally, I want to rant and rage. But mostly I want to turn my pain into action. I’ve spoken to other people in my life about it. It isn’t enough. I think it might not be enough forContinue reading “#StopTheShock: Where do we go from here?”

I don’t like introductions.

My favorite way of meeting people is launching straight into conversation. Let’s just get to learning about each other. It doesn’t have to be deep. We don’t need to expose our deepest trauma. Actually, it’s probably best that we don’t. More on that later. I have learned that I will always be finding myself. ThatContinue reading “I don’t like introductions.”