Hello folks! Today’s post is all about social interaction and social cues, two things that are notoriously difficult for autistic people to understand and interpret. This topic has come up in my life recently after my girlfriend and I were discussing our usual routine when we are watching Netflix and chilling. (Not that sort of… Continue reading How Glee Contributed to a Major Life Lesson
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Why am I in a Wheelchair?
Hello folks, this post is going to be centred around the autistic experience in hospital, specifically in England, as is my experience. I’m going to put a trigger warning here for restraint and general health stuff. Let’s get cracking. A few weeks ago I was hospitalised for 6 days for an illness that I’ve had… Continue reading Why am I in a Wheelchair?
A Simple Guide To Non-Autism
Hello folks, it occurred to me whilst reading some information on what an autistic person supposedly presents as, that it might be fun to flip the script, so to speak. I thought that it was time to describe non-autistic people the way we are described! I read a few different sources and have devised a… Continue reading A Simple Guide To Non-Autism
Time To Crack Some Eggs!
Hello folks, today’s post is almost entirely centred around a metaphor that I came up with at 1:58am on 24th December. I know the day and time exactly because I have a voice note of me attempting to explain it. I have been meaning to make a post about it since then but have been… Continue reading Time To Crack Some Eggs!
Quiz: What vaccine did you get?
Hello folks and welcome back to everyone's (some people's) favourite segment (tolerated blog posts)! It's another quiz! In honour of my best friend and I now being fully jabbed with boosters, I thought we would have a little fun at the expense of anti-vaxxers. The usual disclaimer still applies: anything said in this post is… Continue reading Quiz: What vaccine did you get?
So, What’s Going On?
Press play to hear an audio recording of the post Hello folks. It's currently 01:35am and I can't sleep. I have been listening to Lil Nas X's album, Montero, on repeat for the last 3 days and I was not expecting to react quite so strongly to it. I'm going to be honest, I'm a… Continue reading So, What’s Going On?
Ableism Vs Inaccessibility
Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello folks! This post began as a continuation of the previous post on neurodiversity, but I decided to split them up, as the topic of ableism vs inaccessibility felt as though it deserved its own post. Therefore, if you missed the previous post then I… Continue reading Ableism Vs Inaccessibility
I Don’t Look… Like A Designer?
Due to some technical issues the shop is no longer active, but there will be another chance to support the blog at a later date Hello folks, I am beyond excited to be putting out this bonus post, as it is the culmination of months of planning and work! I have been working on a… Continue reading I Don’t Look… Like A Designer?
One Girl’s Journey On The London Underground
Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello folks! Welcome back to I Don't Look Autistic after I took a brief break to study for some exams I didn't want to fail! Thank you for being patient with me so I can sort out my life! This particular post has been planned… Continue reading One Girl’s Journey On The London Underground
On The Assumption Of Incompetence
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