Stimmy. Stimmy. Stimmy.

This will be a living document. Stimming is anything that is repetitive & regulating. It's short for "self-stimulation", and is something that everyone does in many different ways. Everyone Stims - Neurodiverdent Rebel Repetitive can be Regulating can be emotional or cognitive. Of the many kind of stims, they can be • Tactile (touch), • … Continue reading Stimmy. Stimmy. Stimmy.

The Necessity of Autistic Play

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(Still in the process of edits. Updates will be made soon.) Recently I began to reread one of my favorite books, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. In the image above, Christopher Vaughan attempts to define what play is. Acknowledging that it is an experience that cannot be … Continue reading The Necessity of Autistic Play

Presentation Party: The Info Dump Edition

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What gets your blood pumping, your heart to flutter, your mind to light up with excitement? That! That thing, whither its a special interest or a current hyper focus of yours, that's what we want to share during this party. Where else can you go for that kind of fun??This blog post will be a … Continue reading Presentation Party: The Info Dump Edition

Katie Porter Gets Free Covonavirus Testing for Americans [Transcript & Subtitled Video]

Katie Porter:Dr. Kadlec, for someone without insurance, do you know the out of pocket costs of a complete blood count test? Dr. Kadlec:No ma'am, not, not immediately. Katie Porter:Do you have a ballpark? Dr. Kadlec:Out of…with a copay, ma’am? Katie Porter:No, the out of pocket… just the typical cost. Dr. Kadlec:I do not, ma’am. Katie … Continue reading Katie Porter Gets Free Covonavirus Testing for Americans [Transcript & Subtitled Video]

Alt Text Log

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This is my attempt at trying to make my Twitter that much more accessible.These posts are unlisted (to spare my WP feed from these random posts), but you can find them here. Thank you to WordPress for helping to make this possible! https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2019/12/26/autism-the-history-of-autism-q1/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2019/12/26/neurotribes-beyond-the-geek-out-of-tech-in-black-culture/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2019/12/29/exposure-anxiety-relationship-to-self-q1/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/01/21/straightened-for-braids/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/02/03/come-as-you-are-learning-disgust/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/02/05/autism-neurotypicallity/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/02/15/come-as-you-are-the-case-of-the-female-orgasm/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/02/19/should-and-shouldnt-for-cleaning-your-vulva/amp/?__twitter_impression=true https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/02/19/come-as-you-are-nonjudging/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/02/19/come-as-you-are-emotion-coaching/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/02/25/come-as-you-are-context-of-woman/ https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/03/01/lets-try-again-crpd-covers/amp/?__twitter_impression=true https://riahsweirdjourney.com/2020/03/01/from-anxiety-to-meltdown-forced-shopping/Continue reading Alt Text Log

Dancing is Existing — Autism HWB

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My first interview on stimming 😊 It was such a treat to be able to chat with Florence. Once I found out I was autistic my body started integrating more of these moves and so I started to realise that when I’m me, being my open self, it’s normal behaviour and this is a way … Continue reading Dancing is Existing — Autism HWB

The Importance of Training in Psychotherapy for a Dance Movement Therapist — Indian Magazine of Dance/Movement Therapy

I absolutely adore this! Dr. Megha Deuskar Abstract The present paper aims to define the upcoming field of Dance Movement Therapy, as a form of expressive art and also as an experiential form of therapy. It also aims to differentiate Dance Movement Therapy from other related approaches such as therapeutic dance. The paper explains the … Continue reading The Importance of Training in Psychotherapy for a Dance Movement Therapist — Indian Magazine of Dance/Movement Therapy

So, I Did My First Autism Presentation!

And I instantly regretted not recording it. But here's the third best thing! (Second would be whenever I get around to doing a talk over video of me presenting it.) Leave a comment! Let me know what you liked, or any questions that you have.I LOVE feedback and it helps me to know where I … Continue reading So, I Did My First Autism Presentation!

Aren’t we all “people of colour”?

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In response to a question asked by a Twitter follower An idea of "whiteness"Although whiteness is a social construct, it is something that has been used to marginalize people groups. In history the idea of whiteness has changed and is still changing. There have been some groups that were seen as PoC but were grandfathered … Continue reading Aren’t we all “people of colour”?