Un-Boxed Brain

Human Rights

Out Wrestle Ableism

[CN: Ableism, Awareness, ABA] I’m unsure how to start this post. I’ve been staring at this screen for a little while now. I’ve typed a few words and deleted them, but I’m still struggling to find the words, so I guess I’ll just start: Last year, my son started learning to read. I wrote about the process for  ...

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Being Autistic

Not like riding a bike

There’s that saying “It’s like riding a bike!” which means Said of skill that, once learned, is never forgotten. – Wiktionary Why does that saying exist? I imagine that for neurotypical people, many skills that they learn tend to work like that. You learn it once and then you never really have to learn it from the  ...

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Being Autistic

The word… Again… Really?

Just over a year ago, I posted my very first post on this blog. The subject matter that I chose was chosen very, very deliberately. I wanted to start with an explanation as to why my tagline is ‘one Autistic person blogging about things in their head’ instead of ‘one person with autism…’ In that post, I linked to  ...

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Being Autistic, Random Rambles

Defiantly Here

Six weeks or so ago, I packed my brain back into its box, closed down Un-Boxed Brain and left all social media. I was done. I was finished. I was broken. I thought that that was the end of blogging about being autistic for me. I thought that because I was told in no uncertain terms that I didn’t deserve a seat at the table – and I  ...

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Human Rights

Shiny and Cool?

Note from Un-Boxed Brain: Occasionally, I publish posts from Guest Writers on my site if they have something to say but do not have their own platform set up to say it. This post was written by Seren Guinness. [CN: gender bashing; ableist language; mention of Orlando shooting] So today I got banned from Facebook for violating community  ...

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