Hidden Disabilities and Invisible Illnesses – My Thoughts and Experiences

When I was a child and a teenager, I did not like being called, “disabled.” The reason for that is because I am able-bodied and I don't use any aids such as wheelchairs or Zimmer frames that people most commonly associate with physical disabilities. When I was at my first college (I went to three … Continue reading Hidden Disabilities and Invisible Illnesses – My Thoughts and Experiences

Book Review of Autism, Anxiety and Me: A Diary in Even Numbers by Emma Louise Bridge (Warning: Contains potential spoilers)

Autism, Anxiety and Me: A Diary in Even Numbers is a diary-style book that was written by Emma Louise Bridge, a young woman on the autistic spectrum. As the title suggests each diary entry is listed as an even number in accordance with her preference and in each entry Emma documents how she finds living … Continue reading Book Review of Autism, Anxiety and Me: A Diary in Even Numbers by Emma Louise Bridge (Warning: Contains potential spoilers)

Christmas – Maybe Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Especially for Those on the Spectrum

Warning: Parts of this post may trigger anxiety and distress. Although most people perceive Christmas as, “the most wonderful time of the year,” it's a completely different story to those on the autistic spectrum. While I enjoy certain aspects of the festive season such as giving and receiving gifts, my mum's home cooked Christmas dinner … Continue reading Christmas – Maybe Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Especially for Those on the Spectrum