Un-Boxed Brain

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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Being Autistic

Autistic Pride: We need our spaces to remain ours

I’m a day late in writing this for Autistic Pride if I go by Australian time, but for the rest of the world, I’m right on time. [As an aside, time zones are very weird.] As most people know, Autistic people have carved out small pieces of the internet to create our own spaces which are exclusively for Autistic people. They’re  ...

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Human Rights

My heart shattered

[CN: Mass shootings; ableist and sanist slurs] When I saw the first reports of the Orlando shooting, it was just as I was about to go to sleep, and I shut myself off from reading any of them with the words “Oh, it’s happened again.” I had to do that because if I didn’t, I knew that I would be up all night. I woke up the  ...

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