We are not OK – The Autistic Advocate

Trigger warning for suicide, self harm, suicidal idealisation, depression   "Beaten",  "Forced",  "Abused",  "Medicated",  "Suicide",  "Illness",  "Terror",  "Anxious",  "Stressed",  "Crisis",  "Half-life",  "Depressed",  "Burnout",  "Disappointment" This is a list of powerful words that you can clearly see are all connected.  They are all negative, they all speak of some sort of harm being afflicted. To be …

Responsibility, Autism and a legacy of failure – The Autistic Advocate

By Kieran Rose, Founder of The Autistic Cooperative When it comes to Autism, how does responsibility fit in?  Who is responsible, who holds the power and what do they do with it? Those responsible for the narrative of Autism literally hold the lives of Autistic people in the palms of their hands, yet that responsibility …

#TakeTheMaskOff – The Autistic Advocate

On the 23rd July 2018, an international campaign will be launched. A whole summer dedicated to Masking... but not as we know it. Myself, Hannah Quinton from from Do I look Autistic Yet?, Christa Holmans, who is the Neurodivergent Rebel and Sara-Jane Harvey, the Agony Autie are joining forces because we want to encourage Autistic and non-Autistic people to learn about Masking. What is …

If you Light it up Blue for Autism, you’re supporting Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks doesn’t support Autism… – The Autistic Advocate

You may have noticed a lot of people on Social Media using frames for their profile pictures, it's become a bit of a fad, like: 'Puppies are great', or 'Facebook frames suck'.  Stuff like that (I may have made the last one up). Now, I'm usually a calm and placid man, but there is one …

Livestream Replay | Do I Look Autistic Yet? #TakeTheMaskOff

At 1pm (GMT+1) Sara Jane Harvey (Agony Autie) will be interviewing myself, Hannah Molesworth (Do I look Autistic Yet?) and Christa Holmans (Neurodivergent Rebel) in the official live launch for #TakeTheMaskOff, starting on 23rd July. 6 Weeks of Blogs, Vlogs, Interviews and much more across all Social Media platforms, with on and off-line content all aimed …