Something Creative.

Happy New Year from the Vennpete team (i.e., me, Pete, hello). Hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season. So, recently I wrote a piece about the autistic experience, and human connection more broadly, and I'm delighted to see it appear in The Selkie's 'Transformation' anthology. It's called 'Psychic Impressions', check it out here, … Continue reading Something Creative.

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Autism and….. ‘Perfectionism’.

TW/CW: Suicide. I'm tired. Are you tired? If you're autistic you probably spend a lot of time being tired. It isn't surprising really. If you're anything like me, you likely spend a sizable proportion of your thinking time devoted to finding ways to 'measure up'. That is, 'meet the standards of personhood imposed on you … Continue reading Autism and….. ‘Perfectionism’.

Autism in adults often accompanied by depression — Spectrum | Autism Research News

Link to the article I'm re-blogging, below. My initial thoughts are: "Yeah, no shit!". What always surprises me though, is how studies such as this generally seek to explore the manifestation of mental health issues in the context of a genetic origin. That is not to say that understanding biological factors that underpin mental health … Continue reading Autism in adults often accompanied by depression — Spectrum | Autism Research News

You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy — Neurodivergent Rebel

Re-blogging Neurodivergent Rebel's great Vlog because: Vennpete: "So much this! If anything, I have an abundance of empathy. Funnily enough, what I’ve observed from my own experience, and the experience of other autistic folk, is that one of the biggest challenges faced by the community is a lack of empathy from non-autistic folk – obviously … Continue reading You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy — Neurodivergent Rebel