Category: Stigma

Words Mean Things…

I have a challenge for you this week. Take a piece of paper and a small pencil or pen with you or open a notepad app on your phone… I want you to keep track of every time YOU use one of the following words: – crazy – daft – deranged – derp – dumb […]

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Birthday Cards Won’t Save the World

This is likely the most disjointed thing I’ve written in a while, but I am so absolutely livid… if I go back and try to edit, I’m going to get more angry, so please forgive the lack of eloquence and use of caps…   DO NOT SEND BIRTHDAY CARDS TO PEOPLE TO WHOSE BIRTHDAY PARTIES […]

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At My Expense

I know this is frequently what goes through my friends’ heads: “Wah wah wah… you talk about autism/anxiety/OCD/depression too much!” But hey, it’s totally okay for everyone else to be self-deprecating at my expense. Nah, it’s cool. You go ahead and exploit my daily reality, some of which I struggle – hard – with just […]

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Roald Dahl on Vaccines

Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors, with “The BFG” being my favorite chapter book for kids (amongst his many other works; even his writing for adults is superb). I’ve known this information about his daughter, Olivia, for as long as I can remember (I tend to read up on the background of my […]

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