Text says: I would walk 500 miles. White text on a grey circle over a red-coloured photo of shoes.

I would walk 500 miles

[CN: filicide, abusive therapies, walk in my shoes]
Recently, Michelle Sutton published an article in The Huffington Post that points out that parents, the media and “awareness!” organisations (scare quotes intentional) tend to say overwhelmingly negative things about raising autistic children, and, of course, someone decided to comment on her article saying ‘walk in my shoes’.

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Under pressure

I woke up this morning experiencing something that I can only describe as an ’emotional hangover’. I think all the emotions I experienced yesterday took more of a toll on me than I expected, and everything was just too much.
I tried to ignore that feeling of too much, until a really innocent comment

Text says: Stop wallowing. Start living. Start focusing on what you have, rather than what you don't have. Green text on a white square enclosed by decorative quotation marks over a textured green background.

Spitting Fire

I’m so angry right now that I could spit fire.
On Friday, I spoke with a journalist who was writing an article about parenting autistic children. I hate speaking to people on the phone. It is something that I am not good at, and it uses up a lot of spoons …

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Good Clean Fun

There are some words that cause a physical reaction for me that is similar to anger. Manage is one of those words, and I’ve written about that before. Fun is another one of those words.
What?? I don’t like fun? No, I do like having fun. I love the concept of fun.