My area of specialised interest is trans and / or non-binary Autistic experiences.

I wrote my undergrad thesis on supporting gender divergent Autistic students. I just finished my MRes on trans+ Autistic narratives and recommendations for research on our experiences. 1/5 A trans and non-binary flag...
This is important to me as a trans masc NBi Autistic person who works with gender divergent Autistic young people. I have just handed in my 20,000 word dissertation. 2/5
I will share my findings early next year with info graphics, plain language summaries etc and possibly in Spanish as well!

Here are the articles from my Trans and Autistic series so far:

Trans and Autistic - where do I belong?…

Trans and Autistic - the importance of online groups…

Trans and Autsitic: Supporting gender divergent Autistic students…


I have also written alot about this intersection at @rainbow_aim
#ActuallyAutistic #Trans

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Sep 19
The difference between Autistic masking and Autistic shielding, a thread.
Ahead of my talk on this, thisWednesday on @aucademy

Autistic masking is a trauma response to the consistent bullying, harassment, stigma and marginalisation Autistic people face.
It is so much more than trying to fit in or fly under the radar. It is unconscious self-preservation, an automatic response to keep us safe.
There is also a misconception around Autistic masking that we become outwardly non-Autistic in our behaviours, mannerisms and speech.
This plays very nicely into the neuro-majority idea of invisible disabilities and differences, which is a total fallacy. The idea of ‘invisible’ disabilities was created so that non-Disabled people could continue to gaslight, neglect and abuse us under the guise of ‘not knowing’
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Inaccessibility at university, a short thread 🧵

The undue pressure to make our own accessibility needs meet in education is astounding.

This doesn't get any easier as we get older and go into further education. 1/6
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There are freezing rooms, boiling hot rooms, tiny tables, people everywhere... 2/6
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But I don't want to dismiss anyone's very valid feelings about having their mental and 2/8
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It's my plan every Pride Month but Attention Hyperactivity, brain fog and life gets in the way!

It is so vital that we share our stories, resources, information love and acceptance all year round but...
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Today the flags get taken down - the pink pound has been squeezed enough from us folk who tend to have less money anyways...
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Their reaction is so problematic. 1/
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