Being GenX, experiencing the effects as all the things my parents and grandparents relied on and used taken away from us, was never pleasant. And for those of us on the leading edge, we grew up with a sense that the destruction of the world through nuclear holocaust was likely and looming well into our early adult life.
As they mention, I've had therapy, though none especially helpful until the last few years following my ASD dx. I had one child in crisis from abuse early on and who had years of intense therapy. And I've encouraged them all to seek therapy as adults whenever it sounded like it might be helpful and have helped them access it where I could.
Given my kids span the Millennial generation with the youngest turning 23 this year and the eldest 38, this article obviously caught my attention.
Why we need white men out of media as much as we need them out of politics.
sexual assault, csa
Read danah boyd's speech accepting a 2019 Barlow/Pioneer Award. It's powerful. Hopefully we can all change.
@Corina I didn't have time to prepare since mine was an emergency in 2017 and I was in the hospital for 10 days all told. Not knowing what someone was doing or when to expect things was even worse than the sensory stuff for me. I was able to get people to begin explaining clearly what would happen right now and when to expect the next thing, but it took a while. That helped a lot.
'Climate change contrarians' receive 49 per cent more media coverage than scientists, US study finds | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
"We're not having that debate in science and so when we're having that debate in public, we're not really representing the science accurately," he said. "The science has moved on and journalists should as well."
@RadiantEmber I don't know that I would describe it as "teaching myself". I just always understood written words. I learned more about structure of language and such from classes, but words themselves just clicked somewhere in my head. I can't remember them ever not making sense to me.
@RadiantEmber Yeah, that sounds hyperlexic. Always hitting the upper bounds of tests and just knowing how to puzzle out words. They just make sense.
US Politics, mass shootings
I really like LaVonne Neff's post on the subject. It captured much of my own reaction when I heard about Trump's reaction to President Obama's statement.
@Corina Some people literally envision things. Some people never do. Some people can't really picture things in their head at all. I have one family who has described that and heard others describe. I think it even has a name, though I forget what it is.
Some people use the expression in situations both where they do mean they are picturing something in their mind and in situations where they mean it metaphorically.
So I guess the answer is ... yes?
autism, suicide, bullshit theory
No, it wasn't because I had a different brain that a part of me has not wanted to be here since I was nine years old.
Suddenly I'm aware of all the pain I'm holding. In an instant, I'm that nine year old standing on that staircase accepting he's the problem and trying to decide what to do next.
autism, suicide, bullshit theory
@a_breakin_glass @stackingstones Thanks. It helps a bit to laugh even if I find I have tears in my eyes at the same time. It's moments like reading that statement that shove back in my face how ... vulnerable I am right now.
Most of the time I put my head down, push through, and do the thing where I ... disconnect from how I feel. Git'r done, whatever it is I need to get done.
"It must be your weird brains." -- outsider throwing more rocks
Husband, father, grandfather, Christian, programmer & general IT guy, celiac, autistic, he/him
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