SIA

^ initials
(which also happen to be three-quarters of my name)


I have a liking and linking to quite a few ‘A’ words, and so…
‘A_’

At @
Aut
And &
Add +
All
O
Art
Act –>

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Some more, longer, ‘A’ words:
Awareness Acceptance Appreciation Adventure Anti-capital Animals Aubergines
…these are some mix of Actualised and Aspirational.

Moreover, a modicum of ‘M’ words well worth mentioning:
Music Meditation Metta Mudita Mind Movement Meaning Middle Medium Murals

More about me here

‘N’ – nothing
nth degree – everything

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Empty & Not

Unbranched buddhist 🌱
I’m not sure how much I will want to write about my dharma path,
but if and when I do, it’ll be here

known people who know more than me

Dharma deck
More core
What’s gone wrong?
A special special interest
Identity and suffering: retreats review
freedrum
The Art of Stillness (book review)

AUTISM

After being late diagnosed autistic at 27 I developed a strong (to put it mildly) interest in all things autism. Over the span of about 4 years, I wrote about my post-diagnostic experience along with some bits and pieces on autism science and advocacy, which can still be found on my blog.

&

However

After undergoing a sort of burnout and associated identity crisis/awakening of another sort 🌈, I found my interest in autism started to wane, and my focus diversified into other areas. I felt drawn to start writing on these new (and in some cases re-discovered) interests, including LGBTQ+ issues, emotional wellbeing, self-help, psychology, travel, social justice, and (most recently) buddhism and meditation… And to explore some of the ways in which these intersect with autistic experience.


But as a result of the burnout I started having a lot of trouble with reading & writing, motivation and executive functioning, and this blog (along with various other projects) stagnated as a result. It is still my intention to keep this site going and hopefully with time to start posting more regularly again.

You can read more about the burnout, mental health stuff, and intense interest ‘death’, in some of my more recent posts (those of 2019-2020).

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BLOG POSTS ☁️ TAG CLOUD

(Anti)work (Un)Productivity Ableism Anarchy Anti-capitalism Anxiety Art Atheism Aut activism Autism Autistic community Balance Blog Book Book reviews Buddhism Creativity Don't know Emotions Food Home Identity Intense interests Introversion Justice Life update Media Nature Neuroscience Pausing Poetry? Psychology Queer Self-care Self-discovery Social Stopping Travel Veganism Video Wake up Work

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^ double bows ^

AUTISTIC + QUEER

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ART

1. MUSICA__
2. AD_
3. MMMURALS

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Autventuring 

Head over to the travel page for travel shots, summaries, stats, q&a, bucket lists. As well as Autventuring for explorations on the intersections of autism & adventure

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PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM

Some of my favourite shots.
For more, check out my instagram and the art and travel pages.

I also make Youtube videos once in a blue moon 🌒

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MUSICA

–> Current listening <–