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Balkans Roadtrip

I’ve just got home from a roadtrip across the Balkans with my two high school friends. We booked our flight to Budapest back in December so for a long time the trip was simply referred to as Budapest 2022. Then we went on a trip to Dublin at Easter and gained a trip mascot – Kevin […]

Social hangover

The main issue I had with socialising was the overthinking that comes from it. I would always feel anxious that I’d said or done something wrong. As an autistic person, there’s this constant feeling of guilt that you’ve done something wrong.

What would I be, without my autism?

The more and more I learn, the more and more I get these realisations of ‘ohhh, that’s why I’m like that/ behave that way’. And then on the converse, the more I think ‘wait a minute, is my ENTIRE personality and identity autism?’.

Small talk

Why is smalltalk so hard for autistic people and how can we get better at it?

Autism and the need to be busy all the time

In my previous blog I mentioned that in order to overcome my loneliness, I tend to make myself really busy in order to feel like I have a sense of purpose. I thought I’d unpick that a bit more. Just to put things into context – A few weeks ago, I had a two hour […]

Autism and masking

“(so called) mild autism doesn’t mean one experiences autism mildly… it means you experience their autism mildly” – Adam Walton

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