Text says: Which way is up? White text on a dark grey circle on a green background. Two flourescent light arrows have been placed over the grey circle.

Which way is up?

[CN: Reference to drowning, depression]
I wrote this a few months ago. I didn’t share it then because I wasn’t in the right head space to do so. So, I’ve decided to share this post in the hopes that people who experience similar feelings of nothingness get to know that they’re not alone.

Text says: Who defines me? Text is on a foil balloon shaped as a speech bubble. Underneath the balloon is a cog, confetti, stickers, and a cloud shape.

Who defines me?

Who defines me? There is a simple answer to this question and a longer one. The simple answer to the question is: I do.
But, something happened which has prompted a much longer answer. Recently, I discovered a list of autistic bloggers. Autistic Academic has written about some problems with the way in which the list makes assumptions here

Text says: Food, Food, Food. It’s not ok to: 1. Force your children to eat something that makes them gag; and/or 2. Mock or shame them because they don’t eat what you eat. Purple text on a semi-transparent white square over a purple-coloured image of onions and garlic.

Food, Food, Food

This is an edited version of a post originally published on Respectfully Connected
I see many parents of autistic children complaining (or worse, mocking) their children’s limited diets.
This is not ok.
I experience a wide range of texture issues when it comes to food (mashed potatoes, most definitely no thank you!).