Category: Giraffe Party

Let’s Play “How Autistic Are You?” (Or Not)

This is something I posted on my personal Facebook page, two years ago today, and felt was worth sharing with the world at large, because hey… something to think about when interacting with autistic folks in your life (or in general). If you ever want to call me out for being not autistic enough to […]

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Always Cry For Love, Never Cry for Pain…

Those who have known me long enough (hell, some of you who have only known me for a few months)… know of my Prince obsession. For those familiar with autism terminology… he’s one of my longtime special interests. Music has quite literally saved my life time and time again. It continues to be the one […]

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Stuck With Illusion Now, I Drown in Your Sea

Currently listening to the new Deftones album in full, for the second time. It’s probably gonna take a while to grow on me, just as the previous album did.   It’s definitely a departure from where they were going with “Diamond Eyes” and “Koi No Yokan” (the last two albums), going back to more rock […]

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State of the Giraffe; March 2016 Edition

I posted this on my personal Facebook page, a few minutes ago. I figured I would share here, to give y’all some insight into where I am and that things aren’t always peaches & cream… It’s no secret my anxiety levels have been higher than usual lately… and that’s saying something, since my anxiety levels have […]

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I Am Not a Taco Sauce

Wrote this as a reply to a comment on a friend’s FB page, but it could do with repeating to the general public: “…autism doesn’t come in condiment varieties (i.e. mild, etc.). Autistic is autistic. Saying someone is ‘mildly’ autistic is misinforming, because the spectrum isn’t a scale… it’s a spectrum. We can exhibit different […]

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Dichotomies of Functionality

The following post includes some very personal information. I’d appreciate it if those who know me in the “real world” not use it against me or judge me for sharing it. This is a hurdle I’ve struggled with traversing, when it comes to writing about being autistic… being truly open about how it affects me. […]

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The Problem With Hillary Clinton

Before you laud Hillary Clinton’s “autism plan” please consider the following statements…  “’As a country, we must make a priority of supporting the millions of Americans with autism, and their loved ones,’ Clinton said of the autism initiative. ‘Too many American families are staying up at night worrying about their family members, especially children, who […]

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Scott Weiland

As the biological daughter of someone who drank himself to death at the age of 35 (coincidentally, the age I turn in a few months) and was entirely denied his presence because of that addiction… I implore you to read this. Addiction is a disease which affects more than just the addict themselves… it wholly […]

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