I am surrounded by love. I am not okay, and I am currently of no help anyone. I am surrounded by love. They hold my body together while i cannot stay in it They bind my spirit in love as it lifts out in greiving I just want the world to stop being in pain … Continue reading i am surrounded by love
When I need help,Treat me as if I need help.Not like I'm a child,Or a failed adult. When I need helpAssume that it is sincere,Rather than a bother,Like I shouldn't be lacking a skill. When I need help,Help me how I need to be helped.Be mindful of additional expectationsThat you may be projecting on me. … Continue reading When I Need Help
https://youtu.be/938O69Kwv7M This video is half of my 2 hour presentation on Play, Stimming, and Sensory Processing in relation to autistics and divergent human experiences. It was an absolute treat to be able to present, and on topics that I value so much! Also, would like to add that this was a part of my attempt … Continue reading My First Play Presentation!
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 anything that happens in a kind of pattern or reoccurrence.Regulating can be emotional or cognitive. Of the many kind … Continue reading Stimmy. Stimmy. Stimmy.
(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
I don't know how to process death. It hits me the same way someone hits mute on a remote. There is stillness, but everything keeps moving. Then I go to reach for the sound, & there's nothing to hear. That building up of what was & what is. I only find myself able to grieve … Continue reading I don’t know how to process death.
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: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]
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
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