In Memory Of

Dani

( Danielle Talley 1976-2017 ) Author, mother, friend, the list I could write to describe you, it would go on for hours and when I was done I would still be a crying mess. The life that you brought to so many people was one of sincerity. A truth that people all too often fall… Continue reading Dani

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Control the Uncontrollable

(Cross-posted on A[Squared] - Life with Autism and Anxiety ) One of the most painful things that I’ve learned living with autism is the misnomer that neuro-typical people think that people with ASD can simply control their symptoms. The psychological and physical outbursts that stem from having autism are somehow controllable in the minds of a majority… Continue reading Control the Uncontrollable

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Taking a Step Back

I was supposed to start to college yesterday, but because of the various issues being homeless for nearly the past year have caused I had to put off starting until the spring when I will have a year of verifiable residency in New York State. With each passing day I watch the deterioration of my… Continue reading Taking a Step Back

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Neuro-typical Privilege

I've started a blog that deals strictly with Autism and Anxiety and how my life, and others are affected by it while living in a near-typical world. Please feel free to follow my new blog and share it. If you would like to share something that's happened to you as a non-neuro-typical individual, please feel… Continue reading Neuro-typical Privilege

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Transphobia and Healthcare

One of the most difficult aspects of being transgender or transsexual is finding a decent doctor that is willing to treat you like a human being. Since beginning my transition I've dealt with doctor after doctor that ignored my concerns about my healthcare, but never in my life have I ever had a doctor treat… Continue reading Transphobia and Healthcare

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Stardust

The superpower of normalcy would definitely be life-changing, and for the better some would say; however, it would drastically change who and what I am. It would make my life easier, and I would be able to interact with people in ways that I've only dreamed of. Society would no longer be a vast mystery of human rituals and confusing interactions leaving me in a chaotic state of upset. Yet I would no longer be able to be a voice for those like me who could not speak. As great as having any superpower would be, in the end, I prefer to just by myself. After all, we're nothing more than a culmination of our experiences and stardust, and I like being stardust.

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For the first time in months…

For the first time since the end of last year, I'm not in a really bad place mentally. For almost three weeks now, I haven't woken up in the morning and had to make the conscious decision not to take my own life. Life may not be perfect, but it's slowly heading towards something along… Continue reading For the first time in months…