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

We need to talk about Autistic Ableism.

When it comes to the discourse around autism and neurotypicality, it seems to me that we're exploring the notion of 'disability' in completely the wrong way. Like many, I subscribe to the social model of disability, which posits the idea that those individuals who have traits that differ from the societal 'norm' are not inherently … Continue reading We need to talk about Autistic Ableism.

Social Darwinism in the workplace

"Survival of the fittest." This is the law that governs all life on earth. Species that do not have the ability to adapt to environmental changes eventually become extinct. Those who can adapt survive. We have come to understand life through this lens by recognising naturally occurring hierarchies, such as the 'food chain', and indeed … Continue reading Social Darwinism in the workplace