Over the last few months I've been writing a fair bit. Learning I'm autistic and always have been has been a huge, life-changing piece of news. Becoming a Mum for the second time has also changed my world forever. And my tastebuds, apparently. Since pregnancy I've been unable to eat pineapple without my mouth bleeding. Can't see Miriam Stoppard writing that one up in her next book...
I've spent a lot of time stuck to the sofa breastfeeding since December so I've taken up writing again. It rarely leaves me for long. Since I was a toddler, writing has always been easier than speaking. It's one of the elements of my being and I've been lucky enough to find people sometimes like what I write.
Having enjoyed 'The M Word' online magazine since my first child was new, I was thrilled when I was offered to write an article on being an autistic mother. The team thought it was a vital subject to be covered, they all knew autistic children or men but not many autistic mothers. So I put my fingertips into tapping overdrive and wrote my first article.
Click the link below to read the full version:
'I'm A Mother- And I'm Autistic.'