I raised a coffee cup to my mouth but when I sipped, a blue bird flew out. Its feathers rang songs of the sea as it flew--a smell of sea salt and cigarette ash swam in the air. For years since we stopped having our morning coffee, all I could see was blue. The world … Continue reading short fiction story: im sitting in a cafe and my coffee cup looks depressed.
"the peopled world was a constant clash." is a quote that repeats on a mix tape in my mind. how is it that the entire universe, the way the trees sway with the wind, the way the fox chases the rabbit, how street lights brighten under dark skies--it all makes an overwhelming amount of … Continue reading first week of college from an autistic
I'm writing this at 11pm because im not going to be able to sleep. Yes, I just had to literally crawl up the stairs to get to my bedroom, stopping multiple times to cry from both physical and emotional pain. Yes, last month, I was walking up the stairs with minimal problems--swollen legs and a … Continue reading accepting my chronic illness.
making a list and checking it twice, ten, twenty times over. heres a glimpse into the journey of autistic adulthood. a journey i am barely beginning and quickly learning how intense, and unprepared i really am for it. and some autistic tips to help others in my figurative mind-shoes get the respite and coping skills … Continue reading autism and adulthood: some coping suggestions!
i knew exactly what i wanted this post to be about but i couldn't think of a title. then, i was walking through Walmart and saw a title of a movie called "something's gotta give". personally, the movie sounded terrible but the title really resonated with me. something's always gotta give in this world, make … Continue reading something’s gotta give
in exactly sixteen days, it will be two thousand and eighteen. and as someone who either mind maps into the future or journeys into the past, the idea of time is equally amusing and fearful to me. looking back at this year, i have achieved so much, changed so much, and failed so much. and … Continue reading two thousand eighteen
the struggle of being neurodiverse in a world that balances itself within the neurotypical thought process. i may or may not be writing this post from a corner of a crowded coffee shop on the verge of autistic shutdown, so excuse my poor writing skills. I have struggled my entire life with the idea of … Continue reading a spoonful of autistic struggles