[CONTENT NOTE: Discussions of (a)sexuality, etc. Slight mentions of abuse in the second article I link to.] Hello again, everybody! Now usually I'm a pretty placid person (insert canned audience laughter here) but I recently saw a post that made me so annoyed I swear my eyes rotated far enough back into my head for … Continue reading Asexuality (Again)
(CONTENT NOTE: Mentions of suicide here and there. So if you don't want to read this, I won't blame you!) Yep, as of Monday the 3rd of December, roughly 1:01 AM, I will be 27! This means that, according to a study I found (note: uses "high-" and "low-functioning" as terms, mentions of suicide) technically I'm … Continue reading On Turning 27
I feel like a lot has been written on meltdowns - and that's fair, because from what I remember of having them, they can be startling to witness and stressful to experience. However, I've seen a lot less on what I call - and what I've seen others call - "shutdowns". The way I think … Continue reading Shutdowns
Well, I suppose I should start this post by apologising once again for how long it takes me to do anything. And secondly, I want to share something. I'm asexual. So that makes yet another spectrum I'm on, aside from the ASD spectrum, haha. Ash (of the very informative and engaging Ash Rambles - seriously, … Continue reading Spectrum
As a child, I hated them. If you tried to give me a hug, I would either go stiff as a board or wriggle free from your arms the second I saw a chance. This wasn't necessarily because I didn't love or care about the person hugging me. My mum especially loved to give me … Continue reading Hugs and boundaries
I guess you could call this a new series? Sort of? If I were a way more professional blogger than I am, I'd have a nice list and a bunch of links, but sadly I'm not and I don't. These are all, like usual, my personal thoughts and experiences, so your mileage may vary! Like … Continue reading Autism and Love (1)
So I said to myself I was going to blog for every day of Autism Awareness Month. Yeah, that kind of, uh... didn't happen. Real life sucker-punched me in the face and ran away, what are you gonna do? Turns out Neuroscience is difficult as hell (or I'm just not getting it). Anyway. I feel … Continue reading Oops.
I guess the first thing to do on this blog is introduce myself, since you won't know anything about me! My name is Melanie, I'm 26, female, and an autistic adult. I know, I know, I'll give all you folks out there a second to recover, because surely you could never have guessed from the … Continue reading Welcome!