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There is no cure for autism

No Cure This essay was originally published in 2018 with Argot Magazine, which is no longer active. I have revised the piece to represent my experience as an autistic person in 2021. ~ I’m the eldest of two children. My sibling and I share many traits, and always have. Back in elementary school we were …

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it is very hard to be neurodivergent. you are the cigarette butt of every community you might seek solace in, and considered disposable even by other mentally ill people — usually people who have it less severe and judge you for not being able to keep it together and feign normalcy like they do. the …

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autistic, and the journey

No one wonders if I might be autistic until I’m 25. My brother was diagnosed as a kid, and Daryl used my mum’s speculations about his place on the spectrum to justify his constant abuse. My debilitating social flaws are passed off as me being a rebellious and contrary daughter. I want to kill myself …

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