Un-Boxed Brain

Is it possible to fundraise without othering?

Another week, another horrible awareness raising campaign. On the surface, this one looked like fun. Dress up as a superhero for children with muscular dystrophy. But, scratch a little deeper and you find this. Imagine, for a moment, that you are the parent of a child recently diagnosed, or a person recently diagnosed, how would …

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The story of my family

[CN: gaslighting, toxic family] Something happened yesterday which rattled me to my core. To the casual observer, the thing might seem like no big thing, but it was a big thing to me because it signals the start of a pattern of behaviour from someone else, specifically my father. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), there are …

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I am not successful

A little while ago, someone said to me “When I think of spectrum and success, I think of you.” That sentence has been swirling around in my head for a while now. I am not sure which measure of success that person was using, but I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t be considered successful by …

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