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my new obsession: kitchen tattoos

i took a medical leave from work and what else do we do in quarantine? buy tattoo kits and attempt to learn to tattoo! obviously! as it turns out you can draw perfectly and still not be able to tattoo. it is HARD. so here are some photos of my TERRIBLE homemade tattoos. you’re welcome.

autistic shutdown

i am sorry i never finished my last blog post i am in the middle of autistic shutdown mode. please be patient with me.

love on the spectrum: an autistic perspective

love on the spectrum was a wildly popular netflix series which plans filming of its second season soon. neurotypical audiences ATE IT UP. and i get it. it’s all the fetishising, infantilizing, inspiration porn…alizing–it’s got all the stuff for all the feels. but here is my issue. why? why is it “all the feels?” because…

married to a neurotypical, part 1: communication

i am married to a neurotypical man. this is both incredible and challenging. while in most ways we get along great and he is one person on the planet who i can drop my mask around, he also has some struggles in understanding me. there are many times he will say something that is not…

my life on a tightrope

one of the traits of autism that was pointed out to me was strange posture and strange walking. i always thought i walked like anyone else, if not better. until one fateful day when my husband told me…bum BUM BAAHHHMM….the truth! now, most of my life i’ve walked on my tip-toes with my arms a…

strange stim/same stim?

in celebration of the third round of stimmy checks being sent out already, i am posting about some of my stimmy behaviors. i have a feeling some of my stims may be weird and some may be normal or maybe my autism is just telling me i’m extra weird or my narcissism telling me i’m…

autism and substance abuse: my story

i wasn’t sure whether or not i would write about my journey back from addiction on this blog, but i feel it is important to share because when a person goes their whole life without a diagnosis, not knowing what is wrong or why they are so weird or why everything seems so difficult, that…

things that make my teeth hurt

sensory issues with me are feelings or textures or things that are so uncomfortable they make my teeth hurt and my face scrunch and i have to make a concerted effort not to freak out. these things include dry cardboard on dry hands, socks on carpet, sandpaper, dry scratchy things, velvet, corduroy, felt, fleece, and…

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