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Neurodivergent writer. Growth junkie. Kindness advocate. Seen in HuffPo, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, Leafly, + more. @howilostallmyfs @thriveautiethrive ❤

Plus, tips for your own life-changing authenticity mission.

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…and the valuable lessons I learned from the experience.

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If something happens to you and you proverbially fall, even if it’s not your fault, the government — whom you’ve given…

Awareness efforts very often do more harm than good to the autistic community. Listen to us, not people talking *about* us.

It’s about brain functionality and mental health, not “feeling special.”

People who are autistic need to know that they are — we’re wired differently, and there’s power in learning how. Photo by Felicia Buitenwerf on Unsplash

Autism is a disability, and that’s okay — we need your acceptance of authentic autism, not denial and euphemisms.

The art is really lovely and it does seem well-intentioned, but the original image — credit appreciated, if anyone knows the artist — but these kind of euphemisms are very often harmful.

Advocacy movements are changing harmful norms, but they can’t do it alone.

Still from ‘They Live,’ a 1988 cult-classic, very clever take on societal conditioning, and great follow-up to reading about this topic. (Image via letterboxd)

Isolation can be transformative and empowering, here’s how.

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Authentic representation matters, especially when the demographic is so vulnerable.

#ActuallyAutistic actor, Anthony Hopkins, with Kate Winslet. (Image via Lester Cohen and People)

No gluten, dairy, soy, or caffeine; low sugar/carbs, as organic + plant-based as possible—on a budget, with low prep time.

But how tf do we do that? Here’s some ideas, from one trying autie.

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