April 15, 2020

 To pass some time during lockdown, I've decided to share an extract from the opening of the book I'm currently working on. A blend of personal and professional experiences, my account of late diagnosed autism and parenting is delivered with dry humour and a fair bit o...

June 16, 2018

I’ve considered him a great Dad since he first walked into town on a snow day, from our mountain top valleys house, to get our first pregnancy test. We went through such trauma and loss on the first pregnancy that it reinforced the foundations of our relationship. We h...

June 3, 2018

It’s early morning. As my eyes blearily focus on The Wiggles and my hand aches for the weight of a Sports Direct mug of coffee, I stroke my neck in self-comfort. A movement I have done since babyhood, it became a sensory-seeking manoeuvre once my teens accosted me and...

April 5, 2018

To celebrate the upcoming Festival of Autism at Swansea University, (for more info click here ) where I am completing an MSc, I’ve written a poem.

‘Frozen’ attempts to give insight into the moments when social communication is required but not possible. This recent exa...

December 10, 2017

🚨Warning: satire of ‘autism gift guides’. Not to be taken seriously!🚨 

It’s that time of year: the weather is icy and Christmas Day is approaching faster than Santa in a festive Ferrari. Pushed for gifts for the neurotypical in your life? Then look no further! The Col...

October 31, 2017


I have faith in people. I have watched from the sidelines on social media as my dedicated neurosiblings, backed by peer-reviewed journals, made the case for their preference of Identity First Language, only for their voices to not be considered strongly enough to resul...

September 24, 2017

Requirements: groups between 2-4 are recommended although larger groups can work.

Rules:

  1. Ask a group member to stand out of earshot, ideally out of the room.

  2. Quietly decide, as a team, a random action for the chosen person to perform. E.g. 'Switch off second computer' or...

September 24, 2017


I don't want to brag, but I'm pretty hard to scare.

I have plenty of aversions, don't get me wrong. Bring velvet or jelly anywhere near me and the Deadly Hand Flap of Revulsion might get you an accidental slap. But deep-rooted, animalistic fear? Nope. Nada.

As a kid in t...

September 20, 2017

It's a question as old as time, entrenched in mystery and wrapped in an enigma. The adult autistic, theorists believe, can be spotted in ancient tapestries and pottery. However, modern carbon dating and footprint analysis has only recently dared to confirm their presen...

September 12, 2017

From the moment children are born, they run a gamut of powerful emotional attachments and developmental leaps. From first hugs to a teenage sarcastic handshake, it's a long and complex road to a fully-developed character. As parents we like to think we are the start, m...

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    Autistic woman, Mum, wife,   tutor and writer.

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