Flying like a headless chicken through space

With days to go before I launch The Journey Home on my Facebook page, things are a bit chaotic over here in writing central. I’m busily trying to get more people involved in the launch and the ongoing crowdfunding campaign for my 2017 Book Tour. My Patreon page could do with a boost too. So if you see me flying round in orbit, arms flapping, you know why.

My disabilities don’t make me an inspiration

There are days when I just want to scream at people to back the frak off. Days where I wish I didn’t hear the words ‘you are an inspiration to me.’ I’m not an inspiration. I’m me. I’ve had several of my disabilities since I was born, a couple for as long as I canContinue reading “My disabilities don’t make me an inspiration”

What about when the doctors just don’t know?

On top of my usual issues with disabilities and health, the past few months have been agony beyond all other agony. My hips, thighs, calves, and lower back are causing me untold pain. I’m over it. I can’t handle it any longer, and I’m sick of not getting to the bottom of it. My doctorContinue reading “What about when the doctors just don’t know?”

Sci-Fi, Queer Women, and the lack of our representation

In the past few days, my social media feeds have been full of anguished cries over the new Star Trek movie and the fact that Sulu is a aay man. Now if you know me, you know I’m a Trekker. I live for Sci-Fi, I breathe Sci-Fi, and I dream in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. ScienceContinue reading “Sci-Fi, Queer Women, and the lack of our representation”

Asperger’s and addiction

Over the past couple of years I’ve been ridding myself of the harmful behaviours and practices that I’ve let become a part of my stimming and my meltdown management. It’s been an interesting ride and I’m not quite there yet.  Here is a list of the things I’ve accomplished: No more scratching until I’m bleedingContinue reading “Asperger’s and addiction”

Dear woman at Leeds train station who gave me a look when I started to go into meltdown

You don’t get to look disgusted with me because I can’t handle the noise of a screeching train combined with everything else I’m dealing with today. I went into sensory overload, which is clearly something you’ve never experienced, and to be honest I’m grateful you haven’t. You couldn’t handle what I go through day afterContinue reading “Dear woman at Leeds train station who gave me a look when I started to go into meltdown”

London, Easter 2016

A week away in London, a week of minor stressful moments, but overwhelmingly a week of reaffirming and making friendships, growing closer as sisters, and taking the time to see things normally missed in a long weekend away. This week has been amazing. My body has mostly behaved in regards to pain levels, I randomly metContinue reading “London, Easter 2016”

Travelling as an Aspie with other disabilities 

I love travelling. I love being somewhere with different sights. In that I’m not that different from my NT (neurotypical) sister. But I have a checklist that relates to my Aspie nature as well as my Arthritis, my Irlen Syndrome, my PTSD, my Asthma, and my Endometriosis that others wouldn’t even think about. If I’mContinue reading “Travelling as an Aspie with other disabilities “

Meltdown – a poem

Wanting to crawl out of my skin, Creatures move as anxiety sets in. Doubts rush through my head, It’s the frustration that I dread. Vocal chords and brain detach, Can’t find the key to open the latch. Lights are too bright to see, Sounds seem to deafen me. Hard to explain to an NT, HowContinue reading “Meltdown – a poem”

Grief with Asperger’s 

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I recently lost my Grandad. It’s been tough. Grandad was and is my first hero. He was the man who gave me a love of so many things and taught me about language. I still feel like I’m caught in some terrible dream. Everyone goes throughContinue reading “Grief with Asperger’s “