The autistic type of gender dysphoria?

This is another one about the intersection of being autistic and transgender. Content alert: talks of periods, bras, and such (if that freaks you out, as it does for me occasionally). I have described the painful way in which I lived through the switch from (genderless) "child" to "woman" here, after having read a few … Continue reading The autistic type of gender dysphoria?

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

This is a personal article about the intersection of being on the spectrum and ... I'm not sure what to call myself at this point, but I'm neither straight nor cis. Sometimes I just use "queer" as another term for "whatever". . Can you live with your gender? I've spent my puberty (since about age … Continue reading One disaster of an aspie puberty in a female body (featuring gender dysphoria, gayness, BPD and spirits)

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

  A few days ago I bumped into an excellent blog by an a woman with (officially diagnosed) Asperger's (this one). In addition to that, after debriefing me about my family life, my therapist/coach asked whether my father is autistic (based on a brief description I gave of our relationship). And for the cherry on … Continue reading Asperger’s revisited. Autistic, gifted, sensitive, psychic?

The queer empath and multiple outsiderhood

Another snippet from a facebook discussion, this time initiated by one lamenting his situation of being not just an empath, but also gay. Knowing all this and more, I had to add my two cents, which I'm recycling here for the sake of preserving this personal document for posterity and those who can relate, or … Continue reading The queer empath and multiple outsiderhood

Mindfulness-based energy clearing (for empaths and otherwise)

Every since my first vipassana retreat in 2009, tools from the mindfulness family have been my preferred clearing tool for dealing with my own (often intense) experiences and emotions. While my meditation practice has not been formal or technical, I credit it with being the main tool that allowed me to gradually move out of … Continue reading Mindfulness-based energy clearing (for empaths and otherwise)

Food energetics for sensitives

My health-food obsessed atheist Jewish friend has a mantra: Your diet is the religion of your body. I'm not quite sure what he means by that. But let's say that he means that food is important. Amen. I would add, it is particularly important for sensitives. During my hippie hermit phase in the countryside, after … Continue reading Food energetics for sensitives