Random Rambles

Concern trolls: Go concern somewhere else

Concern trolls exhaust me. If you are unsure what a concern troll is, here’s a definition from Urban Dictionary: “A person who posts on a blog thread, in the guise of “concern,” to disrupt dialogue or undermine morale by pointing out that posters and/or the site may be getting themselves in trouble, usually with an …

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Why I write

Lately, I’ve been thinking a bit about why I write, and why I keep blogging. My offline life is quite full at the moment, so I have been struggling to find sufficient time to develop new posts. This is despite having a pretty long list of things that I want to write about. I’m not …

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At the intersection of gender and autism (for me!)

I’ve had this post saved in drafts for about two months now. I’ve been hesitant to publish it because I don’t want to do a disservice to anyone, but two things happened within a short time span and it’s time to hit the publish button with a few disclaimers. Firstly, the stuff that happened… Last …

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Stigma and Recovery

Stigma and Recovery Lay views of psychological differences and attributions of stigma In every culture, there is some notion of emotional and psychological difference, but these differences are not identified in the same way by different cultures. Users of mental health services, rejecting the notion of ‘mental illness’ have often opted for the term ‘mental …

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