You will most certainly have heard of Taylor Hawkins this week, whether you have never heard of him before, whether you are a dedicated Foo Fighters fan, or somewhere in between. Many tributes have expressed why Taylor was so unique, and this is my take. I never met him; I never knew him, so it… Continue reading What Makes Taylor Hawkins So Special?
Many autistic people will tell you that they have spent their whole lives being invalidated. When reacting to a loud noise with their hands over their ears, they are told, “it isn’t that loud”. When they tell someone a tag on a piece of clothing is itchy and they can’t wear it, they might be… Continue reading Autistic Parenting – Invalidation
This morning we were getting ready for school. Out of nowhere my daughter asks, “Mummy, will I die?” Instead of my normal ‘think like a neurotypical and say something appropriate’ response kicking in… this response that I have employed for so many years failed. So I answered her, “Not now but one day you will”.… Continue reading Autistic Parenting – Honesty
People have often written me off as too quiet, shy, awkward or strange. I have heard these things for so long I had totally taken them as truth. I have very seldom fit in but never really understood why. I just assumed there was something wrong with me. I had some very hard times wishing… Continue reading My Story
However you found me I am grateful that you are here! I just thought I would introduce myself so you know a little about me and why I am here. I am Gilly. An autistic, ADHD, mum studying a PhD. I am proudly from Manchester in the UK and now live in Brisbane, Australia. I… Continue reading Hello and welcome to my page!
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