LGBT+ Pride Month: Some Thoughts And Reflections (And A Lot Of Rambling)

“Gays can marry now: why are y’all still making so much racket?”  “Gays” (and any other two non-closely-related consenting adults) can get married in the United States. Assuming that they can find an officiant in their range of travel that will perform the ceremony (which, many will because money is nice and most people aren’t raging… Continue reading LGBT+ Pride Month: Some Thoughts And Reflections (And A Lot Of Rambling)

Inertia: An Object At Rest Will Stay At Rest, And An Object In Motion…

Things I have done today: *Sorted through the entirety of my fiance’s nearly 1500 Pokemon and appraised them *Read the entirety of Lilly Singh’s How To Be A Bawse (a book with over 300 pages) in basically one sitting (outside of minor breaks to attend to household activities) [This book is both incredibly uplifting and a real… Continue reading Inertia: An Object At Rest Will Stay At Rest, And An Object In Motion…

What Causes Acts Of Mass Violence And Why It Isn’t Autism (Or Mental Illness)

The exceeding majority of autistic people (or, for that matter, people with mental illnesses) will never carry out a homicide, mass shooting, or other grievous acts of violence. “But what about [Insert-Mass-Murder-Prepetrator-Here]? Wasn’t he on the spectrum?” Even if he was/is, that person / those people are still in the minority of autistic people. Not that we… Continue reading What Causes Acts Of Mass Violence And Why It Isn’t Autism (Or Mental Illness)

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 30: Acceptance Means…

Acceptance means knowing that a person can, should, and will grow, learn, and adapt while still celebrating who and how that person is right now. Acceptance means giving people the tools, supports, and resources that make that growth, learning, and adaptation possible while not holding that growth, learning, and adaptation as a condition for love,… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 30: Acceptance Means…

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 29: Famous/Talented Autistics

There is a lot of talent on the autism spectrum. Many autistic people are talented in sciences or maths, though there are also many autistic people who are talented in the arts, in writing, in performance, in sports, and in just about every else a person can be talented in. Before I boast about some… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 29: Famous/Talented Autistics

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 28: Meltdowns and Shutdowns

“Neurotypical and autistic people have the same fundamental response to stressors. When people recognize something as harmful, they become alarmed. Their brains and bodies secrete combinations of chemicals that people typically recognize as emotions. Those emotions, in turn, spur people to take action intended to face the threat. If these emotions are ignored, then they will build until… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 28: Meltdowns and Shutdowns