Tag: actually autistic

Rebooting My Blog

When I started this blog, I called it Cleo’s Autism Awareness, because I wanted people to become more aware of autism, and how autistic people contribute a positive force to our community, the same way I once wished people understood my “mean” cat, Cleo, was really an amazing cat-woman. This is an excellent example of…

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Welcome to LightItUp.Red

Hi, I’m Kourtnie, a 34-year-old English instructor, and I’m autistic. As an autistic woman, I experience several of the symptoms of the spectrum, including sensory sensitivity, social blindness, and digestion issues, as well as a deep interest in pattern recognition. I’m convinced my sensory sensitivity includes empathy; to put it another way, I’m hyper-empathetic, i.e.,…

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