I just finished my lunch, a bowl of plain quinoa with some vegan butter. I am fully aware that this is the modern version of buttered noodles and I am completely at peace with that. I have eaten well more than my--well, who's to say what a fare share is anyway--of plain or buttered noodles … Continue reading Picky Eaters Forever!
Okay, so I thought this one was going to be easy and fun, but it turns out the nuances of flirting are really hard to examine when you are unable to experience them. The realization that I'm on the spectrum has led to a lot of "Oh, that's probably why..." moments. One of the most … Continue reading Flirting? Nope, Don’t Get It.
It's been about a month and a half since I took my first neurodiversity quiz and began researching autism, particularly in women. In one sense, I'm very comfortable with the "autism" label, like if a professional told me I am autistic with a side of OCD, I wouldn't be upset. But at the same time, … Continue reading A Bit of Limbo: Between Self-Assessment and Professional Diagnosis
Sometimes I can tell a migraine is coming on when the world seems a little brighter and more colorful, sometimes there's a nausea that seems tied to my head, and other times, I have an intense urge to count and roll loose change. I can find calm in dumping the change from my Darth Vader … Continue reading Numbers Part 1: Math
"Does she hate me?" My partner Tom hears this a lot, and I swear it's usually not the case. No, the fact of the matter is that I most likely just didn't give that person what they needed, what they expect to give and get from new people they meet. I didn't seem interested in … Continue reading Social Skills: D-/F+
That thing where you notice a bunch of neurodiverse/divergent/atypical characters on TV shows and movies and they sort of trigger all these things from your life like ticks and habits you trained yourself out of and things you find comfort in and things that bother you but not other people and then also things doctors … Continue reading Ohhhhhh…