Actors are PAID to get across what they’re feeling. While real-life humans seem to work desperately to keep it hidden… From me.
When I experience a meltdown, whether it manifests as panic attack, “autistic rage,” or shutting down…
For a while, the “me” I’m accustomed to being… disappears.
My apologies. I write like a 50s movie voiceover stuck in the wrong century.
desperately trying to tell you something… More
Did anyone ever deliver such devastating truth, in so few words, when you least expect it…?
Did anyone ever have less of a clue in social situations…?
I have difficulty communicating… back & forth in a written conversation. Just as much, maybe worse, as I do face to face…
Sometimes I get my head out of
Err, the political crisis of the moment, take a step back, catch a breath,
Why would teachers, parents,
friends waste time saying one thing to me trying to communicate something entirely different…?
Later, why would bosses, priests,
lovers mock, rage, abuse for doing exactly what they say…? More
Being on the inside of selective mutism, not being certain I’m explaining it clearly…
Really screws with my head.
How did autistic & other neurodiverse kids survive the Dark Ages before IEPs, 504 plans, targeted therapy, noise-canceling headphones…?
Here’s some brutal autistic truth-telling for you… More
Why, oh WHY, does their Theory of Mind CONVINCE them, despite all my assurances, that my Resting Bitch Face more accurately portrays my inner being than…
My plain, spoken English…?
I find it hard to find a home for art that celebrates the life of #neurodiversity…
Hope this isn’t inappropriate here to celebrate the occasional cold, lazy Sunday…. More
Autistic humor is… different. Cuz nothing’s funnier than Truth.
A surreal sci-fi/cowboy punk hybrid…
Sorta like a Horse Opera Odyssey… from an alien point of view.
One of my “Songs Without a Singer.” #Neurodiversity #ND #ActuallyAutistic More
“Are you okay? Are you
okay? ARE YOU OKAY?”
Like they’re talking to a Japanese tourist, and if they just shout loud enough… he’ll understand English…
Just remember, everything I’m about to tell you is a CRIME.… More
Every therapy, every diagnosis, every medication– burnout, meltdowns, marriages, careers, shutdowns, and then there was clarity with a late diagnosis of autism.
To cope with the increasingly more complicated demands of #AdultAutistic life, Johnny Profane has relied on the adrenaline rush of fear and anxiety to push him into action and get his mind in gear.
If an Autist falls in the forest…
and no one is around to hear it… does he/she/ey make a sound?
Who is the Dark Autist? Not the person wearing the mask. Not the one trying to fit in. Seeking to impress. Looking for approval… employment… donations….