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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.
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
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
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
[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.
Upcoming posts: We have an ongoing series of Autistic blogs united by a common theme. Here are previous posts in this series.
Which other topics or professions would you like to see represented? Please comment below.