Aspie articles

Most of my articles touch on autism somehow, as – well they’re written by an autistic (aspie type) person whose perspective on life is informed by this trait.

Still I’m compiling some of the articles here that deal with autism-related topics explicitly.

This is my personal perspective, and some of this was written before I had a good grasp on what autism exactly means, so may be mixing in things that are actually high sensitivity, the over-excitabilities characteristic of “giftedness”, or artefacts of being cross-cultural and bilingual.

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Some aspie-related articles, chronologically:

These two were actually written before I researched much into autism (though people had mentioned that I’m probably an aspie). I’m including them because while I was thinking I’m writing about (only) empath experience, I now believe there’s a lot to do with autism in there, too.

Catch-22: seeing the elephant in the room, and not realising others don’t

1984: why do they all doublespeak?

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This is an article where I’m still a bit clueless, but some people found it interesting enough to leave thoughtful comments (check them out!), so I include it.

Can an empath be autistic?

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In this one people are rubbing the autistic topic up my nose again, and I’m investigating and putting together pieces.

Asperger’s revisited. Autistic, gifted, sensitive, psychic?

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These are about my gender dysphoria and reflections on whether / in how far it stems from aspie-hood (first) and how aspie-hood possibly influenced my experience of it (second).

One disaster of an aspie puberty in a female body (featuring gender dysphoria, gayness, BPD and spirits)

The autistic type of gender dysphoria?

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I thought for a long time that my sensitivity is based on being a highly sensitive person (HSP) and didn’t realise it was more than that – autism. Some articles comparing the two.

Highly sensitive or autistic?

Inheriting neurodivergent traits: blending the highly sensitive with the autistic, in a family (2)

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Being egocentric here ranting about how social rules don’t let me smell the flowers. This may be about over-excitability and sensory sensitivity in general more than about autism in particular.

Suppressing autistic behaviours = sucking the juice out of life?

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This is perhaps my favourite, a love letter (or letter of appreciating strength, resilience and love) to a very special person who is autistic and transgender. It was written for this one person, but I thought others with similar life experiences may also enjoy reading such an appreciation-manifesto.

Love is rain at the roots.

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This one is on gender and giftedness.

Using giftedness to mask autism; overlooked gifted autistic girls

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I hope you find something to enjoy or relate! Feel free to comment, share, or inbox me! That includes if you see stuff that’s inconsistent / missing / that I’m not seeing.

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