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June is Aromatherapy Awareness Week

Event: Aromatherapy Awareness Week Time: June 11th – 16th, 2018 Project: Aromatherapy Mixes In the month of June, I’m sticking my nose into a 💕new project:💕 a poetry collection based primarily on the sense of smell, which I’m calling “olfactory poetry,” like an aromatic extension of “visual poetry.” This project will be made in recognition of Aromatherapy Awareness Week,…

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Co-morbid Disorders

Originally titled, “I Hid in a Closet: Part Two” For decades, my mom’s asked me, “What are you going to write about me?” and while I used to answer, “Nothing,” this doesn’t seem like the right response. These stories are my stories, and my point of view was hardly heard as a child, for starters, because I…

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Sensory Sensitivity

Originally titled, “I Hid in a Closet: Part One” Need some music before you start reading? Lately I’ve fallen down the rabbit holes of binaural beats, and since autistic people love to share their eccentric likes and dislikes—or this autistic woman loves to share, anyway 😉—so here you are: Story Time 😱 How I Hid in…

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Listen to Adult Autistic People

Originally titled, “Daily Posts Start Tomorrow” Since April is Autism Awareness Month, I’d like to tell you a few stories from the perspective of a thirty-two-year-old autistic woman, an adult Aspergirl. So starting tomorrow, I’ll update this blog daily with personal anecdotes, hoping to paint my world with words. Once this challenge ends in April…

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Autistic Daughter

Originally titled, “Autistic Daughter; Anxious Mother” I’ve struggled with family issues my whole life. Since autism is genetic, it’s of course common for several family members to land on the autism spectrum. Yet mental health, developmental disorders—hell, even doctors—are (not were) (are) (yes, even in 2018) stigmatized in my family, so as far as anyone…

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Welcome to My Blog

Originally titled, “Cleo Told Me to Make an Autism Mwareness Blog” My name is Kourtnie, and I’m on the autism spectrum. As an autistic woman, I feel a little nagged by the lack of differabilities awareness in my everyday life. But I grew up in Orange County, then moved to Fresno for graduate school—two of…

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