Too THIS To Be THAT

A place to reflect on what the Aspergers / autistic experience might mean for me, as an adult diagnosed very late in life. Whichever way I’ve tried to place myself in life, I’ve always felt Too THIS To Be THAT – it’s my way of describing a state of anticategory, of being inadvertently unboxable and perpetually skewed to the left of cultural expectations.

Identity Beyond Autism

In my ‘Glossary Of Terms I Won’t Be Using’, I include ‘identifies as’ as a popular term I avoid in...

Is My ‘Otherness’ Autistic?

This is a question I’ve been interrogating since my self-assessment at 53 as apparently having an Aspergers-flavoured autistic neurology.  I...

Surveying the Terrain I: The EQ Test

Between June 2020 – Feb 2021, I participated in over a dozen online surveys relating to adult autistic experience (more...

Autism Surveys series: Intro

NB – While much of this article is a criticism, I also want to acknowledge that some of the surveys...

How Do I Feel About Empathy?

‘Aspergers have no empathy’.  Of course, I understand this statement is an over-simplification of much data and some consistent patterns,...

Aspergers: a new Map of Self

I first self-assessed as having an Aspergers neurological profile in early 2018, using an online tool.  I was just turning...

Putting context into context

Don’t believe everything you think. Context is how us cuddly ol’ apes hold our notions of ‘reality’ together; context provides...