I am Autistic, and I am a non-binary person. For most of my life, I passed as neurotypical (NT). I lived in the NT box, and I struggled. Now, I have “un-boxed my brain,” and I am practicing living authentically as an Autistic person.
I started this blog in July 2015 when I was fairly directly involved in advocacy work. I started burning out in December 2015, and by the end of June 2016, I had reached what I thought was one of the lowest points of my adult life. A series of arguments happened, and I made the decision to close down this site because I couldn’t see the purpose of it anymore. A month later, I realised that this site was still important to me, and I resurrected it.
As of July 2017, I have decided to take a break from blogging. My son and I lost our home in February 2017 during a severe storm, and I needed to take some time away from writing so that both of us could heal. The emotional labour that it takes to write and maintain this blog is too great for me at this point in time. I am keeping this site active because of the amount of time and love that went into creating it, but I don’t know whether I will return to writing.
If you would like to contact me, you can still do so by using the contact form found here.