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Slow sunday video #2 Melancholy

https://youtu.be/PaZ1EmPOE_k A short animated video by the school of life, initiated by British Philosopher Alain de Botton. I find this video both consoling and insightful. Melancholy is a state of mind I experience quite often. Sometimes it can feel similar to depression, sometimes it has made me rather nihilistic. But since coming upon this philosophical… Continue reading Slow sunday video #2 Melancholy

Blogs, veganism

Vegan on the spectrum, my journey

Veganism and autism are not necessarily connected, I just happen to be both, vegan and autistic. I've been autistic my whole life, and I do feel in my case since being a child, I've had a natural compassion towards animals, and a certain level of respect. I would feel hesitant to pet animals, sometimes because… Continue reading Vegan on the spectrum, my journey

Blogs

Activism within the autism community

With thanks to the internet and social media people with autism found their own way to channel their voices and opinions to the masses. Personally I think this is a great thing it seems to contribute a great deal to autism awareness and the way autism is perceived by people with autism, their inner circle… Continue reading Activism within the autism community

Blogs

Creative play

This is a personal piece of writing about the joy of playing around creatively. Or creative play for short. One aspect of my autistic mind is a certain seriousness, most likely connected to thinking and responding to things in a very literal way, constantly analysing, taking up alot of energy in the process. There are… Continue reading Creative play

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Slow Sunday Video #1 Elisabeth Wiklander

A Tedxtalk by Elisabeth Wiklander which I personally consider to be insightful, I hope my readers will enjoy her talk too. From now on,monce a month. I will share a video which I consider to be interesting, insightful or on topic. This is the first. Aisha, the holistic autistic https://youtu.be/Qvvrme5WIwA

Blogs

Neurodiversity and the future of…this blog

I awoke this morning with the sun shining and my cat staring deep into my eyes... So naturally I thought 'why not include neurodiversity on my blog!?' Stop thinking in these boxes, I may be the holistic autistic and yes I definately want others that lean towards that edge of the human spectrum to come… Continue reading Neurodiversity and the future of…this blog

Geen categorie

The holistic autistic project

During the course of this year I will post short interviews and portraits on this blog, the interviews and portraits will feature people with a diagnosis in the autism spectrum (ASD) whom are somehow in their own way living a green, artistic, contributing,  animal friendly, environmental conscious lifestyle. I want to raise positive awareness within… Continue reading The holistic autistic project

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A short introduction

Hi there, my name is Aisha, I'm 28 years old, female and on the spectrum, that means I'm officially diagnosed with ASD or autism spectrum disorder, my official diagnosis was Asperger's syndrome, however since the DSM-V this seperate diagnosis was incorperated  under the umbrella term ASD, because of overlapping symptoms with high functioning autism. I'm also… Continue reading A short introduction