An update on Asperger’s and functioning labels

A sophomore at NYU, 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…

I am Autistic.

A sophomore at NYU, 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

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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…

The Descent of Alette: Feminine Epics as Rebellion

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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…

The Philosophy of Suicide

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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…

Sartre, Descartes, and the Colonized Mind: A Philosophy Tube Ripoff

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The following is based on a video that my favorite Youtuber, Olly of Philosophy Tube, recently did. He’s a British Philosophy MA and after going through a phase of making old dogs like Nietzsche, Mill, and Kant look shiny and new for a nascent and only mildly interested audience, he turned away from a bunch…

The Scourge of Pro-Ana Content

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If there’s anything that makes me really shake, it’s sociopaths. Well, even more than that, and this isn’t something I usually talk about with folks- so even those close to me wouldn’t know it- but the thing that really grinds my gears the most is internet pro-ana content. What the heck am I talking about?…

My Diagnosis and Medication Journey

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When I was in seventh grade, I was pulling my hair out. By the time I got to eighth grade, I’d stopped hair pulling. After a friend said something that made me sad and my mother found me sobbing on my bed, she sent me to a therapist.   At this point, here was my…

Booksmart and Female Friendships

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I recently went and saw the movie Booksmart and I could not possibly more highly recommend it. It’s actress Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and it stars Kaitlyn Dever as Amy and Beanie Feldstein (yes, like from Lady Bird!) as Molly. Amy and Molly are best, tight-as-could-be, parents-mistake-them-for-lesbian-lovers (Amy is actually gay, Molly isn’t) kind of…

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