Leading Questions

This is something that has been bothering me lately, it has made me angry with myself for missed opportunities. It has meant that when I have reached out at times, I have fallen at the first hurdle. I'm talking about falling for Leading Questions.  They deserve to be capitalised. They are repulsive things, tricksy and … Continue reading Leading Questions

Overcoming autism?

      I often read this narrative online, "So-and-so overcame their autism and succeeded at something."  It makes me feel uncomfortable. It makes me worry that one day someone might say, "Rhi overcame her autism to write", which would be to fundamentally misunderstand both me and my autism.  One of the positives of autism … Continue reading Overcoming autism?

Gaslighting

Being an undiagnosed autistic has many challenges.  When you compare your reactions to things with other people's, you feel like you're getting it wrong. When other people take things in their stride, and your brain feels like it's expanding inside your skull to the point you can't think, then you feel like you're overreacting. And … Continue reading Gaslighting