An update on Asperger’s and functioning labels

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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  The first thing i’d like to do in this article is unequivocally apologize for referring to my place on the spectrum as “high functioning,” This designation plays into the false dichotomy of high and low functioning Autism, when really there are just different dots on an unnumbered spectrum. I used that terminology because my…

What Trump can teach us about our own wise mind

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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If you’re like me, you’re really tired of hearing about Trump. Every day he’s done something more horrific than the last, and it just makes you want to program your TV to only play Schitt’s Creek on repeat, doesn’t it? Even watching Hannibal is better than watching Rachel Maddow, and you all know how much…

I am Autistic.

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I am autistic. Specifically, I’m diagnosed with Asperger’s, a uniquely high-functioning subset of Autism Spectrum Disorder.   I want to start by saying that I did not take the decision to write about this lightly. My doctors, family and I arrived at this conclusion a while ago, and I’ve been weighing the pros and cons…

Mental Health Resources for Black Folks

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I’m not going to wax white poetic. Now isn’t the time or space for my whiteness. But I get enough views on this little blog that I should provide these resources. Below are ways for black folks who read this to access the mental health resources you deserve and that you may be needing now…

Mindy St. Claire, This One’s For You

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Hello! I’m back! And a happy mental health awareness month to you and yours!!! I’m so glad to be returning to the blog to put in my two cents about the effects of the pandemic on my own outlook and mental health, and how I see us moving forward as functioning humans. (Re: title: catch…

6(ish) Common PTSD Questions, Answered

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I’m back again with another video, this time filmed on my iPhone because I’m a dumb dumb and deleted all my footage from my Camera camera. I’m answering questions I commonly get now about PTSD and my traumatic relationship experience. Thanks for watching, and sorry for the lacking of makeup, I left my concealer at…

The Descent of Alette: Feminine Epics as Rebellion

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I just turned this one in. It’s for a very basic English class (albeit Honors) that we all have to take as freshmen. I hope it’s at least mildly interesting. Here is the link to the book, The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley. ——————————— The Iliad. The Odyssey. Beowulf. Paradise Lost. What do these…

Mindhunter, Sociopathy and Psychopathy

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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If you know me, you know that I rarely watch television or movies. I know, they feel like the kind of thing Olivia should be interested in, especially considering how much free time I’ve had, but during my concussion era I couldn’t watch screens in that way and otherwise, I just feel antsy and anxious…

The Lies I Was Told (Updated 8/1/19)

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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As you all know, my last relationship was very emotionally abusive. My therapist has a new theory that I was so smart and perceptive that his lies eventually grew too absurd to be kept up, and it had to collapse the way it did. Perhaps his new girlfriend doesn’t have this particular problem, I don’t…

The Philosophy of Suicide

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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Please do take all I write here with a grain of salt. I’m just a philosophy major and I’ve not yet taken a class, but I do pride myself on being able to compound information and spit it out cohesively rather well, as well as being able to logic things out, so to speak, passably…

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