An image of Jorik, a 34-year old man, smiling a tired smile, holding up a postcard of Alice Oseman's Heartstopper, sent by his mother.

Monday 6th June 2022: Pride Season #2 – Happy Pride! How is it Going with Conversion Therapy (TLDR: FML)

Hi everyone! Happy Pride! My mum sent us this beautiful card the other day. Thanks to her and to the amazing Alice Oseman for their work on Heartstopper which I will watch/read one day, I promise. This year’s Pride Season kicks off with a catch-up on one of the most important blogs I wrote last...

Monday 2nd May 2022: Section on Sectioning – Autistic and Hospitalised 2/2

Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing great. I’ve been very busy this week – good things are happening that I’m not yet ready to reveal, but trust that I will when I get the go-ahead. In the meantime, please have a look at Liam O’Dell’s excellent and ongoing work on conversion therapy and how it is...

A picture of the interior herb garden of the Dom church, Utrecht, from our recent holiday.

Monday 25th April 2022: Section on Sectioning – Autistic and Hospitalised 1/2

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a good week. I’ve been busy, getting on with Teeming again after a long while. Also busy teaching, admin for future speaking and writing opportunities as well as, y’know, enjoying the weather. On Friday, I had to have blood taken, so the weekend was a bit of a write-off,...

An image of a grey pluche kangaroo, being held by Jorik in a café next to Fosse Way School. His name is Kevin (of course it is).

Monday 4th April 2022: Autistic and on Holiday 1/2 – THEN SOME OTHER STUFF OCCURRED!

Hi everyone, Sorry for being a bit early off the mark for this week’s blog – but since last week’s one was delayed and next week’s one is not happening I thought I’d give you a blog on the Sunday. I was going to write about holidays. You know – the nice fuzzy cuddly kind...

Monday 7th March 2022: Covid + Work + Addiction – The Terrible Trio!

Hi everyone, Really sorry for the long absence. Two weeks ago, I was mainly busy with job applications and interviews. Good news: I got my second summer EAP job. It will be for Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I was very happy when that came through. At this stage in my EAP teaching career, it’s a...

Pictured: a white autistic manchild of nearly 34, wearing glasses, fluffy hair, an old University of Amsterdam t-shirt and a yellow hoodie. Jorik is holding his fist up in a power-stance, while smiling broadly, teeth showing smugly. I love him.

Monday 6th December 2021: Depressed? Me? I suppose! – On Alexithymia and Emotional Porousness

Content warning: This is a brutal one. Discussions of trauma, depression, self-harm, suicidal thinking and activity. Also discussions of painful recent news events. If you’re not having a good day, come back to this one later. Hi everyone! I hope you’re well. I am well, increasingly so actually. I spoke to a friend I hadn’t...

An image of Jorik, a white 33-year old autistic gay with soft hair, glasses and an expression of baffled hilarity on his face.

Monday 27th September 2021: On Mentalisation and Health Care Barriers

CW: Discussions of Borderline personality disorders and medical mistreatment. It’s another ranty one! Hello everyone! Thanks for the lovely reactions to last week’s blog. It’s good to be back. I want to talk about something that, to me, is how to do storytelling well: a personal experience that signifies those of an entire community. I...

Monday 17th May 2021: On Operations, Medical Misunderstandings and Outcomes

CW: descriptions of operations, medical language and trauma; medical abuse, institutional ableism, descriptions of systemic failure and disabled people being the victims of this Hi everyone! Apologies first of all about last week’s blog’s date being incorrect. When I found out about it today, I couldn’t change it. That was a bit annoying, but I...

Jorik and Carebear Smiling

Monday 7th May 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: Covid-vaccines! Or: how to neurodiversify research.

CW: Medical research, descriptions of physical illness. Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been doing great. I’ve really appreciated being able to prepare my blog in the week, too, so I don’t feel too caught out if I am severely lacking in spoons on a Sunday. Don’t worry, though, I’ll still post them on the day...

Painting of Jorik with tiger, in watercolour, by Jack Leto

Monday 3rd May 2021: Autistic at Times of Covid-19 – On Teeming

CW: discussions of violence, radicalisation, homophobia and extreme-rightwing ideology. Hi everyone, Phew! It’s been three weeks! Far too long, I know. My partner had an operation two weeks ago and then I had the Covid vaccine Friday before last. I promise that this will be it for any unexpected medical reasons for the blog not...

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