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Below is the second installment of Adelaide Dupont’s favorite Autistic blogs (using her own descriptions from her comment, with links added and duplications removed). Here is Part 1 and part 3 is coming soon.
Another Bostonian who illustrates: The Quarantine Diaries – especially the worlds of anime and traditional art.
The Quarantine Diaries 2020-2021
I have other blogs along the way:
Last year [around Christmas time] I discovered Veneranda Jade from a gifted website and magazine. I love the way she writes about relationships and life in New York. So Veneranda Jade.
Veneranda Jade 40s; Dx31; ADHD, dyslexia; public speaker; Mexican; USA (NY, NYC; also Southern Arizona); 2019-2022
There is Bartosz from the Warsaw School of Economics – his blog is Politics, Economy, Society (2009-2022) – he recently wrote a post about Autistic Burnout – and a lot of the time he posts photos about trips to and through Warsaw.
Independence Chick is writing a science fiction novel about Finola Frost. One of her early special interests was Cinderella. Also she is on The Artifice where she wrote an excellent article on Gaslighting in Disney. [and in the early 2010s they wrote this detective/mystery trilogy – which is around the time I discovered them – December 2012-January 2013]
IndependenceChick’s Nest 2011-2022
Tonia from Tonia Says (2014-2022) is also an author – in her case the Disuphere series – her latest is called APPEARANCES. They also have a Tumblr called reignite all the souls.
I still enjoy Remi Yergeau’s work so much because they are a rhetor of distinction.
autistext – on autism, rhetoric, & ELO 2007-2017; Authoring Autism, m. remi yergeau – university of michigan // digital studies & english
And recently I came to enjoy Kate Blackham’s Space blog. She was a woman of the Fens and Fenlands. kateblackham.space 40s; Dx45; Woman; Dep, panic disorder; book editor, associate lecturer; married to NT; UK (England); 2021-2022
There is a gentleman from south-east Melbourne – he loved live gigs before the COVID19 – his name is Mike or Michael and he had DarkKnight [and a number too] which was an MSN spaces blog moved to WordPress. Windows Live space [Mikey – his latest blog – April 2022 – is about Royksopp and their new album. He also wrote blog posts in March 2022 – eg about loneliness and cholesterol].
Windows Live space 2010-2022
Also – do you have the Spectrum Women blog where Barb Cook and others write?
Spectrum Women Barb Cook; International online publication by Autistic Women for Autistic women; 2016-2021
Mid-June 2021 I discovered Taryn is Autastic.
Taryn Is Autastic 23; Dx17; Woman; physically disabled; student; Canada; 2021-2021; TikTok
And do you have Brooke’s RAINBOW ROAD SPECTRUM? That late November 2021 post is one I missed
Rainbow Road: One Autistic Woman’s Journey Through Life 29; Dx3; Woman; food Allergies; type 1 diabetes; Anx; ADHD; CAPD; CPTSD; SAD; excoriation; hyperacusis; hyperlexia; substitute preschool teacher/graduate student; child development and psychology; single; USA (CA, Sacramento); 2019-2022
I will be volunteering some of Harrison Fischer’s blogs as well. [especially the Letters and Numbers one which I seem to remember the most].
And Rory Reckons from New Zealand – he stood up against the Davis Autism Centre and their “tool” – and now he is writing an autobiography – and he made a great post about Histamines and got up the ADHDAcceptanceMonth.
Rory’s Reckons 2020-2022
Also I have enjoyed Restless Hands who has been making resources outside English.
Restless Hands 2011-2022
[Someone else from the Philippines was someone like Geraldo Joseph the BigBro]
Autistic BigBro 2013-2020
[and there is another young woman called May who is a big fan of the Reader’s Digest].
Lucky Numbers and Cool Cats 30s; Dx5; Woman; Anx, ADHD, CPTSD; Human Resources secretary; synesthesia; engaged, partner fits “broader autism phenotype”; USA (California, East San Francisco Bay); 2021-2022; Linktree
Hannah Kim (2016-2016)
Christy Wilkens (2017-2021) – ActuallyAutistic Catholic evangelist and writer. She wrote AWAKENING AT LOURDES and I would not be surprised if her blog did not have some of that.
Also there is a great magazine two issues I recently read – the Spring and Summer ones. Conner Cummings and others are involved with this magazine – SPECTRUM LIFE MAGAZINE. Much of the Editorial are ActuallyAutistic including the couple who run it.
Spectrum Life 2013-2022
[trying to find Adriana White and their work].
Adriana Lebrón White 38; Dx33; Woman; alexithymia, GAD, GERD, hyperlexia, migraines; teacher & school librarian; Puerto Rican/Mexican-American; married; USA (TX, San Antonio); 2017-2022
There is a Substack I love called THE LISTENING WORLD (2019-2022) which is full of poetry and poets each week.
BOOKS FOR LITTLES and RAISING LUMINARIES both by Ashia Ray [and in the case of the podcast with Bellamy and others].
Ashia Ray Mother; 2016-2017
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4 thoughts on “Adelaide Dupont’s favorite Autistic blogs, part 2”
Here is the QUARANTINE ART link
[Pencils; Crayons; Paints and Clay – recently there have been some fabulous monoprints and multicoloured prints
[the other one I do not know very well – ie: quarantinediaries.ink – though, it was a good guess, Observer!]
Julia has a lot of new work from the 3rd July 2022 – and she just got to be in her dream Con in Boston.
Also she is becoming an Aunt some time in late August – early September.
Turned out that Taryn is doing something really cool – working for and with the Autistics for Autistics of Ontario / Toronto way.
[Ottawa is the capital of Canada – Toronto one of its biggest and most diverse cities – and the province is Ontario].
And to think an autumn issue of SPECTRUM LIFE will soon be coming up.
Other magazines I try to read include LINK DISABILITY MAGAZINE and SOURCE KIDS [they had a special issue in April 2022 showing the service scene in Australia as it is and as it was].
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Thanks for all your comments and recommendations, Adelaide. Below are links to your latest:
Link Disability Magazine (also here)
Now I am trying to send Meghan Ashbolt [co-author of I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL] your Nonspeakers list
[which of course is a list of the community/constituency].
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💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎
💎 My “Autism” led me to places I did not expect just like Bilbo and Frodo Baggins “UnExpected Journeys” EveryOne; so, as Gandalf eloquently put it, My “Autism” gives me a Gentle “Nudge” out of The Closed Doors of My Mind and Sights I NEVER!!! Even Imagined Seeing EveryBody…the trick is to Embrace “Autism” and politely let those who ARE Prejudiced know YOU!!! No Longer Desire Their Company; plenty of Employers make allowances for “Autism” especially Creative Employers
💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎
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