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By Lyric Holmans, Neurodivergent Rebel Since finding out I’m Autistic at the age of 29, my life has been in a constant state of change. Many of the changes have been good. Some of the changes have been bad. I’ve changed how I see myself, changed my way of life, changed my career, moved into an…
15.10.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
#ActuallyAutistic Self-Care Journey By Gretchen McIntire I often reflect on how much more I need to grow and forget to look back at how far I’ve come. Do you ever do that? This month has been about looking back and sitting with how far I’ve come. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve been brave this mo…
24.09.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
Autistic Self-Defined Living By Becca Lory Hector As a group, autistics have learned not to prioritize our personal joy, and that stinks. We are constantly being told that what gives us joy is ‘weird’, ‘bad’, and even ‘wrong’. I am here to tell you that not only is that A GIANT LIE, but it’s a…
17.09.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
By Gretchen McIntire Each month, I sit down for a bit to reflect on the rollercoaster that is my life to speak to you as though you are a dear friend. It feels much like women must have felt when they wrote long letters to one another at a fancy desk long ago. For those of you who read my column …
30.07.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
By Lyric Holmans, Neurodivergent Rebel I learned I was Autistic at the age of 29, after almost thirty years of struggling in life and not knowing why I struggled with things that people around me often took for granted. When you have a hard time with the easy things, it’s difficult to ap…
23.07.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
Books for Kids By Autistic Authors By Adriana White As a school librarian, I work hard to create a diverse collection of middle grade and young adult books. Being autistic, I also try to include books by autistic authors, whenever possible. And beyond the library walls, I speak at conferences …
16.07.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
Interview with Chad Chenail, Producer and Staff Writer, America’s Test Kitchen Kids Kids are as deeply engaged as their parents in listening to podcasts, so it’s important that the content created for them is inclusive and diverse, so every listener can find themselves in the stories. Chad…
02.07.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
My 5 Self-Care Summer Practices There have been countless afternoons that I’ve spent shivering in my living room while doing school work and client work with my AC blasting at 60 looking out at the warm sun wondering why I feel so disconnected. Why the world feels more empty and cold. So, I’m mak…
25.06.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
By Lyric Holmans, Neurodivergent Rebel There is a phrase I’ve seen used on multiple occasions in online Autism circles and spaces – “I am my child’s voice.” Often, mainly when we are younger, our parents do speak on our behalf, making sure our needs are met with the exp…
18.06.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
Interview by Jenny BristolIllustration by Rebecca Burgess Lauren Alex Hooper is an autistic musician living in the UK. She was diagnosed as autistic at age 20, just in time for adulthood but too late to be beneficial for her childhood. She was grateful to finally have some words to put to her exp…
11.06.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
Living Positively Autistic By Becca Lory Hector Living in alignment is all about making choices that work with each other and with your inner spirit, or who you are at your core. If you are working toward a goal, making choices that are in alignment with that goal is the only way to get there.…
04.06.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
Interview by Jenny BristolIllustration by Rebecca Burgess Hari Srinivasan is a minimally-speaking autistic advocate and college student at UC Berkeley, California. He works tirelessly as a student, research assistant, and teacher. He is a Psychology major with a minor in Disability Studies, and s…
28.05.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
By Gretchen McIntire Physically I have never been able to run. Well, not well anyhow. But emotionally I’ve been a runner most of my life it seems. I just couldn’t see it until now. I’ve moved around a lot in my life but didn’t see that as running away from anything. But I was. I was running away …
26.05.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
Interview by Jenny BristolIllustration by Rebecca Burgess Abby Brooke is an autistic woman living in Kenya who walks long distances, often hundreds or thousands of kilometers, to raise awareness and acceptance of autism. She also works hard to educate families on what it means to be autistic, all…
21.05.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
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