Identity First Language

I, and most of the autistic people I know prefer Identity First Language – They are autistic people, I am autistic. Person First Language is insulting to many of us (using ‘Person with autism’). Autism is integral to our identity. Please note: If an autistic person wishes to use PFL it is important to respect …

More

Autistic Enamel Pins

I am Autistic, not a person with autism. Identity first language is important to me. My autism isn’t a separate entity, it’s not something I have or that I live with. Autism is an intrinsic part of my identity. Lots of people (usually ballistics) try and insist on person first language (person with autism) despite …

More

Eye Contact

To better explain this I asked lots of autistic people how eye contact feels for them. If you would like to add your experiences to this please tweet @doodle_beth. I would love to hear from you like a combination of stinging and two similar poles of magnets being forced together — Despicable Hyena (@autisticfeels) June …

More

Focusing on the good things

However difficult I am finding things, however dark the thoughts, however much anxiety is holding my body hostage, I try and find good things to focus on. For me it’s cats and going outside and being in my garden. I find nature very soothing.

ME Awareness Day

It’s ME Awareness day so I made this for everyone with ME and other invisible illnesses. I’ve had Fibromyalgia for nearly thirteen years. Four years ago I was struck down with ME and spent the best part of three years in bed. Then I improved and it was amazing. Something went wrong a few months …

More

Colourful Cushion

The pattern for this is by Set Free My Gypsy Soul and was in issue 74 of Mollie Makes I made the two sides slightly different colour schemes so I can flip it over when I want a change. I am totally in love with this cushion!