Author. Speaker. Educator.

Expert on Mental Health and Disability

Author. Speaker. Educator.

Expert on Mental Health and Disability

Author. Speaker. Educator.

Expert on Mental Health and Disability

Author. Speaker. Educator.

Expert on Mental Health and Disability

Author. Speaker. Educator.

Expert on Mental Health and Disability

Why Did I Seek an Autism Diagnosis?

:: Like so many autistic adults who are diagnosed later in life, my past clicked into focus once I was diagnosed. All of my awkwardness that led to bullying and more—I didn’t realize how much I blamed myself for those things. Why couldn’t I have been stronger? What was wrong with me? I didn’t realize that I never had a chance because I never received support.

From Deadline to Depression

:: Coming out from under a crushing deadline doesn’t mean you’re going to be happy. It can mean the opposite.

Pretending I’m Not a Woman, on Betrayals Large and Small

:: I can laugh about it now, but I have never forgotten how it felt to have sent an email with the intent to make the world a better place, to have received praise in private, and then to have been humiliated in public. 

Sometimes Things Just Die, on Tragedies Large and Small

:: In 24 hours, the truth was before us, a truth that had probably been there all along. Sometimes things just die.