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kaz bby. the grumpiest little shrub u ever did see. she/they. nd.
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May 16 7 tweets 2 min read
please, please stop holding neurodivergent people to neurotypical standards. it is killing us. cw // suicide

autistics are almost 4 times more likely to die by suicide than allistics. people with ADHD are 5 times more likely to attempt than those without. suicide is disproportionately a result of mental illness. neither ADHD or autism are a mental illness.
Apr 27 4 tweets 1 min read
yo can we stop shaming people for not knowing what they wanna do with their lives? fkn weird thing to get hung up on. i'm 22. i don't know what i want to do with my life. and THAT IS OKAY !! it will continue to be okay regardless of how long it takes me to work it out, and even if/when i *do* work it out, it will also be okay if i change my mind.
Apr 27 4 tweets 2 min read
peggy is a very round rat so we have been doing some stairs and for a very round rat who has never seen stairs before she is doing very very well at her peak she was 340g, her siblings are all between 296-317 but i think even at a less round weight she'll stay the biggest - she takes after her dad who is a CHONK

peggy vs papa rat
Apr 26 7 tweets 2 min read
ok but why are people leaving twitter?

like ik it's bc of Elon Musk but why actually are people leaving? i genuinely don't understand obvs no one knows exactly how his ownership will pan out but idk part of me suspects (or hopes?) it'll be a bit anticlimactic. i've not given it much thought because it still feels so abstract. i reckon i'll just stay until it feels right for me to leave.
Apr 25 5 tweets 2 min read
least controversial take ever: Wilfred Mott is the most precious fictional character to ever have been written i love him
Aug 1, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
omg rat king cole and bobby shrew
Jul 31, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
when are "highly sensitive people" gonna learn to take off their ableism and come to terms with the fact that most of them are autistic? bored of this nonsense. where was all this when i was being laughed at for being such a 'pathetic' kid. less visibly autistic ≠ not autistic. HSP🤪 has real 'empath' vibes and i don't like that supposed neurotypicals are glamourising neurodivergent traits.

i'm ✨sensitive✨,, yes hun that is bcos u r autistic xx
Jul 12, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
i <3 dr inna.
that is all. turning this into a dr inna thread bc the lady SPITS FACTS
Jul 11, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
tw // abuse

if i see one more person talking about "narcissistic abuse" i'm gonna fucking scream. it's just abuse. fucking stop demonising mental health conditions. if someone with OCD was abusive would you call it obsessive compulsive abuse ? no. because it's just called abuse. narcissistic personality disorder is a horrendous condition to have without the rest of the entire world dumping on them. obviously abuse is awful, no one is saying otherwise. but so is making statements with huge implications for another hugely vulnerable group of people.
Jul 8, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
this might be a hot take but something about people who profit from ADHD really rubs me the wrong way. we're more likely to lose jobs, be impulsive and generally have less money. people know this - i really don't like seeing that exploited, especially by people in the community. selling products to aid that is okay, but when courses and 'life-saving' hacks we can find for free elsewhere online cost bank breaking sums i think that's just irresponsible. i've seen people charge for body doubling groups by dressing it up as something more than what it is.
Jul 3, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
someone recently (i think @AutSciPerson) did a bunch of polls/questions for autistic POCs about their comfort in the ND community and the answers implied a resounding lack of safety. racism in ND twitter is something we need to address but y'all aren't ready for that conversation i found the thread👇
Jun 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
tw // weight loss
#askADHD

i've been on 50mg elvanse for ages but i think my side effects are coming back ? i've lost a lot of weight since starting it last august and have been on 50mg since december 2020. could my tolerance have decreased ? i've been getting so so so so anxious when my meds kick in for the last few weeks / months and i can't think of any other reason than there's less of me to medicate than there was before so maybe i'm on too high a dose now ? my heart rate spikes & my breathing gets hella shallow
Jun 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
this entire thread is so harmful. my school performance was used against me in my assessment despite my catastrophic failure in every other area of my life. i was on an involuntary gap year after not getting into uni & every day i wasn't at work i was in bed wishing i'd disappear and my school results weren't even good. i got BCD A levels. i was predicted A*AB and had been told my entire life that i was extremely bright and intelligent and had endless potential that i was wasting. i was let down and misinformation like this is half the reason why.
Jun 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
there are so many names with numerous spellings but i feel like each one has a generally accepted "correct" spelling and i love the infighting between people with those names. as someone with one of those names, and as someone who spells it the 'proper' way, i have seen some truly horrendous alternative spellings and i am so very glad for once in my life to be the basic bitch that i am 😌✨ my name is top tier basic and we love to see it 🤩
Jun 27, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
my life is currently an uncomfortably precise mix of .@WeeMissBea's This Way Up and .@TheMaeMartin's Feel Good. watching them is making me feel so seen and it's so hard because they're so so funny and so great but damn we deserved better. my personality is 33% Áine, 33% Mae, 33% George and idk about the other 1%. maybe slightly wilted spider plant - not quite dead but definitely looks (and acts) like it should be. or Phil. "i have depression" is often my opener when i meet new people.
Jun 27, 2021 12 tweets 1 min read
hi autistics, i have some questions for you if you have the spoons to answer #AskingAutistics

please only reply if you are autistic (s-dx welcome, just no allistics) and please answer personally, not generally - i'd like to hear your experience, not googles :) how do you experience shutdown?
Jun 26, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
if you struggle with executive dysfunction and getting started with tasks, i have a strategy that might help you.

lie to yourself. seriously. right now for example, i have to do a fuck ton of packing - so here's my plan for how i approach that.

i tell myself i *just* have to get my suitcase down from my wardrobe. that's it. like, literally that's all. then i can stop.
May 20, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
hi yes tickling children without their consent is not okay and tickling children who you know for a fact do not enjoy it is abusive. children don't deserve any less respect just because they have less agency than you. laughter in response to being tickled is a survival mechanism. we laugh to indicate submissiveness in response to a threat we are unable to fight - it is part of the fawn response and often happens during sexual assault.

basically, laughter ≠ enjoyment OR consent.
May 20, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
i'm gonna say it.

teasing is just a more palatable word for bullying and implies it's the victims responsibility when they react in a way that puts the perpetrator in a bad light. "they're only teasing" = "get over it"
May 15, 2021 13 tweets 2 min read
things that can go wrong when making tea but they're actually metaphors ADHD symptoms 1. boiling the water numerous times before you have a suitable tea temperature / not noticing it's boiled before it's already cooled down and having to start again
May 14, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
motherland is the best thing that happened to the outcasts of middle class suburban london primary schools and this is a very niche target audience but i will die on this hill because it's so fucking funny if amanda doesn't end up shagging kevin i will RIOT