Life in a department store
When I was in my 20s, so didn’t even suspect I may be autistic, I read a couple of books by dr Wayne Dyer, an American self help author. In one of them he described a woman who used to correct clothes on shelves and hangers as she was shopping for outfits. Dr Dyer said…
Infinite games part 2
What about them, you may want to ask. What I am just about to say applies to your entire life but I’ll give you a particular example: have you ever been guilty of ‘infodumping’? I mean the situation when you throw everything you know about discussed subject on the person you’re speaking to. Even if…
Magda’s dating advice 1
I just watched a YouTube videa by Max Derrat called ‘Autism and loneliness’. Max has a very interesting way of talking about his autistic struggle so I do recommend you watch it too. It is obvious, however that trying to work out the scary, confusing social world around him is putting him through loads of…
Everyone is a bit autistic
This is a post from Rachel, published on my autistic female group recently. It’s excellent: funny and to the point so I published it here after getting her permission. ‘A few days ago someone said to me “everyone has autistic traits” which really annoyed me. But I now actually agree that probably everyone has at…
Do we need the diagnosis?
I asked that question on my female autism group and almost all responses said we do. Why? For adjustments, protection from discrimination and for self awareness and acceptance. NHS waiting times are too long and some of us, expecially females, are being refused diagnosis due to what GP or even the diagnostic team sees as…
The most surprising on this journey for me was when I realised that I see new social situations as jigsaw puzzle where the piece that represents me has been removed. Since realising that I stopped asking myself ‘what do I say’ as it implies that response is necessary and may lead to coming up with…
Infinite games – part 1
Waiting to be filled in – a surprise possible. I know it’s early in my blogger career to promise surprises but you never know. In short: we need to replace finite games we’re playing with infinite ones and everything will become easier.