Text says: The Word. Again... Really? The Word is formed out of cardboard-looking letters with white text again really below that. Text is on a purple background surrounded by a paper pencil and paint palette.

The word. Again… Really?

Just over a year ago, I posted my very first post on this blog. The subject matter that I chose was chosen very, very deliberately. I wanted to start with an explanation as to why my tagline is ‘one Autistic person blogging about things in their head’ instead of ‘one person with autism…’

Text says: Shiny and Cool. Green text on a green background with a soda cup and straw on the right side of the image.

Shiny and Cool?

by Seren Guinness [CN: gender bashing; ableist language; mention of Orlando shooting] So today I got banned from Facebook for violating community standards. My crime? Reporting, commenting on and asking others to report a meme posted by the page ‘Shiny and cool and many more pleasing adjectives describing our memes etc’

Text says: My heart shattered. White text on a green banner over a black-coloured wooden heart.

My heart shattered

[CN: Mass shootings; ableist and sanist slurs]
When I saw the first reports of the Orlando shooting, it was just as I was about to go to sleep, and I shut myself off from reading any of them with the words “Oh, it’s happened again.” I had to do that