A lot of people say I seem to be a happy person. Others describe me as having a great sense of humour, being really funny. Although I wouldn’t argue with these descriptions as I often have a big smile on my face or am cracking yet another joke or terrible pun, I am hiding a… Continue reading What you don’t see behind my smile
I haven’t been writing a lot recently. This is in part, due to my increasing university work, studying social sciences, but mostly due to a sudden attack of depression. I’ve lived with depression on and off since I was 12 years old, so although I wasn’t particularly prepared for the dark clouds’ return, it wasn’t… Continue reading How Billy Joel reminds me I’m ‘Only human’
The short and simple answer is: ‘Because I am a girl’, but as this is a blog post, I will elaborate on this further! A few years ago, my Mum let me watch a video of myself as a baby. In the video I start from the age of 11 months and it finishes just… Continue reading The reason my autism wasn’t diagnosed for 19 years!
Recently I have read several articles about autism in which the writer, who often has an autistic child of their own, criticizes people putting higher functioning autistic people in television shows. They use words like ‘mild’, ‘not real autism’ and most recently ‘glamorous’. While I appreciate that my experience differs from a lot of people… Continue reading My autism is not glamorous
Self esteem. Everyone has it. Some people have a high self esteem and others, including myself have low self esteem. You may not even recognise a person with low self esteem because we try to hide it. But it wasn’t always this way… I have Tourette syndrome with accompanying ADHD and learning difficulties but I… Continue reading The self esteem problem
Having Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-HT I am used to having a lot of health problems around my stomach, so it was not too surprising when, last year after a stressful event, I lost my appetite. Initially I just put it down to stress, but after day 3 or 4 of being barely able to eat and snacking… Continue reading Living with gastritis
Today I had a meltdown. Today’s meltdown wasn’t as dramatic to witness as the meltdowns I have suffered in the past, but nevertheless it was hard for both me and my carer. She struggled to understand what it was like for me so I tried to explain. I said it’s a bit like a bottle… Continue reading Inside a meltdown