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This is something I don’t like to talk about. I’m embarrassed. It makes me feel ugly and gets very sore. However, I’m continually trying to accept myself and learn to love, not hate the skin I’m in. Say hello to Dermatillionmania. It’s a skin picking disorder… I’ve been ashamed of it for years. It’s somethingContinue reading “The Skin I’m In…”
Everyone has bad days, it’s inevitable – that’s life! What does it feel like when I have a bad day? When I’m having a bad day, it is painful from the inside-out. My head feels like it’s going to explode from the pounding of my heart, which I can hear inside of my head! IContinue reading “Bad Days – How do I cope…?”
My Dad. The most kind, caring and loving father anyone could have. Never have I ever felt anything but love from him. He’s supported me (and continues to do so) every step of the way! He makes me laugh, even on my really bad days (I always wear the pretty rabbit ears and pink noseContinue reading “My Actual Heroes – Part 3”
By Sarah – Actually Asperger’s If only you knew what I know nowMaybe things would be differentDifferent for you and I Armed with the knowledge I have about meWho I am, how I feel and what I seePerhaps you’d see me differently I wish you’d have known back then, the child I actually was(Now theContinue reading “‘If Only…’”
Little Miss PerseverancePerseverance, even in light of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Something that you may not know about me is that I’ve had severe, life threatening asthma since childhood, yet I’ve never let it stop me doing things. You probably would not have expected me to be able to play a trumpet, swim competitively, row (aContinue reading “Little Miss…Part 3”
Did you know someone with ASD can be hyper-sensitive AND hypo-sensitive? It is widely recognised that people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) experience sensory processing difficulties. This can leave us feeling hyper-sensitive or hypo-sensitive to some senses. Whilst some people will be one or the other, it’s not uncommon for people to be both likeContinue reading “Hyper-sensitivity and Hypo-sensitivity”
Little Miss Routine (and Ritualistic)Since I was a little girl, I’ve always responded well to routine – knowing when to do what and exactly what I needed to do. If my routine was slightly out of sync with what I was expecting, I’d often become very angry and this could progress to a full onContinue reading “Little Miss…Part 2”
Something that has dawned on me recently is, (whether I am socialising with a couple of friends or I go to visit family, as lovely as it is), I feel socially exhausted for a couple of days after! I’m not using ‘exhausted’ lightly here, when I say exhausted, I mean exhausted. I get so wornContinue reading “Social Exhaustion”
Written by S. Jones (the person behind Actually Asperger’s!) A poem written about my dislike to wearing socks (and shoes) which I find uncomfortable – I’d much prefer to be bear-footed or wear my very comfy Birkenstock Sandals! Socks are pockets for your toes,Cosy and sometimes fluffy,Some stick to identical pairs, Others like to wearContinue reading “‘Pockets for Your Toes’”
Little Miss Literal Initially I take everything at literal face value if I am not given an explanation. I struggle with expressions, sayings and some forms of language – e.g. based on humour. I look to others for cues, for example, when to laugh. I can find this embarrassing if I am caught off-guard andContinue reading “Little Miss…”
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