Hello folks, a couple of weeks ago I spoke at the Autism In Higher Education conference on the topic "On The Assumption Of Incompetence". It was the first time I have ever spoken at such an event and I am very happy with how it went. I thought I would share my talk with you… Continue reading On The Assumption Of Incompetence
An Autistic Guide To Martial Arts
Hello folks, I think we can all agree that there is precious little more annoying than someone telling you how great exercise is when you're struggling. Therefore, I decided to write a post about the benefits of exercise... kind of. By no means do I think exercise is any sort of 'miracle cure', especially as… Continue reading An Autistic Guide To Martial Arts
I May Be An Idiot, But I’m Not Stupid
Hello folks! The idea for this post came to me while I was brushing my teeth this morning and thinking about how much easier it is since realising I'm allergic to artificial mint flavouring. It turns out that your mouth isn't supposed to feel like it's on fire! Nor is it normal to stand at… Continue reading I May Be An Idiot, But I’m Not Stupid
Paula And I Talk About Autism… ft. My Ex-Girlfriend?
Hello and welcome to episode 7 of the I Don't Sound Autistic podcast! This is part 2 of my chat with Paula, and this time we actually talk about autism! We cover topics such as how she feels as an allistic (non-autistic) person involved in helping with social media, to mental health, to our idea… Continue reading Paula And I Talk About Autism… ft. My Ex-Girlfriend?
1 Year Anniversary!!!
https://videopress.com/v/sOpZ03s1?preloadContent=metadata Hello folks and welcome to an extra special video post because today the blog turns 1-year-old! I don't usually wear a tie around the house, but I thought I'd put a bit of effort in! I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the support and engagement I've had with the… Continue reading 1 Year Anniversary!!!
Why You Should Care About Dinosaurs
Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello folks! Today's topic of choice is special interests, namely what they are, what mine are, and how they differ from casual hobbies. Let's get started! It's no secret that my biggest special interest is dinosaurs. I'm an absolute sucker for a hadrosaur. One of… Continue reading Why You Should Care About Dinosaurs
What Constitutes A Pretzel?
Hello folks! This is episode 6 of I Don't Sound Autistic and I am very excited to have you back! My guest on this episode is my good friend, Paula, and we talk about all sorts of things but don't quite manage to get onto autism. The second part of the conversation (the part including… Continue reading What Constitutes A Pretzel?
Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello Folks, today's post may be most useful for those of us who get periods, but even if you don't I would still recommend reading this because why not! When we're talking about autism, one of the most well known traits is an aversion to… Continue reading Bloody Periods
A Russian And A Brit Walk Into A Room…
Hello folks! Welcome back to episode 5 of I Don't Sound Autistic! This one is a doozy. My guest this time is my best friend, Soren, and we talk about everything from how we met, to my bad Russian skills. I am also very sorry but there is no captioned version of this episode. I'm… Continue reading A Russian And A Brit Walk Into A Room…
To Mask Or Not To Mask
Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello Folks. I decided that today is a fine day to talk about masking. It's a term I have used reasonably often, but have perhaps given less explanation as to what it is than it warrants. Put simply, masking is the act of changing your… Continue reading To Mask Or Not To Mask