How often do strangers/acquaintances raise the subject of your ‘vulnerability’, or ‘needs’ without your invitation? For those openly neurodivergent among us, I'd wager (based on personal experience) that it happens fairly often -- usually upon a casual disclosure of our divergence. Most of these strangers/acquaintances mean well: they might be signalling acceptance of our potential… Continue reading Neurodivergent vulnerability?
Last time I marathon-watched Community I was in mental health crisis accommodation. The show held my sanity together in episode-long chunks. In fact, I would say that a combination of Community, and a couple of great mental health professionals, along with my determination to live life one minute at a time, were what recovered me… Continue reading Talking about Community (TV show) and Mental Health
Your fingers dug into my hand like the time I carried your shopping up twelve flights of stairs. If pain could be measured by the strength of a grip, if love could be measured by the size of the drips of paraffin catching light in your eyes as you tell me you don't want to… Continue reading Lent — 15 min Poem — Day Eight