My family are all autistic. We appreciate when sensory experiences in our environment are predictable. We enjoy the comforts and routines of home. A few of us are ADHD. We love new experiences and adventures. Two of us are adults with lots of positive travel experience. Three of us are children with less confidence travelling … Continue reading Why we love our caravan holidays
When I was 21, I came out and it felt like the whole world rejected me for loving a woman, even if it wasn’t the whole world.
How do I learn to accept my child? Know that you love your child. Even if you don't understand everything about them, know that you love them and that is enough. Acceptance takes time. Continue to love and support your child as you always have. The more you learn about them and who they are, the easier it will be to accept them. It will stop looking like "that is my child who is Queer" and look more like "that is my child and I love them no matter what."
My parents thought that it was just a phase for me when I came out as bisexual at seventeen. I’m twenty-one, and I’m bisexual. Nothing has changed. Or just one thing: because my parents didn’t want to accept me, didn’t want to believe me, because they said harmful things to me, I don’t trust them anymore. And I don’t think I will one day trust them again.
Hello wonderful community! My friend, Ayman Eckford from St Petersburg in Russia, got in touch recently and asked for help reaching out to our neuroqueer community to answer some questions for LGBTQIA+ autistic young people and their families. Can you help? Ayman has a few questions for you that will be shared here and also translated in to Russian … Continue reading Queer and Autistic? Help us answer some Qs from Russian families
I wish for a gentler world, where my family is not feared, for being different.
This deeply personal post took a long time to find the courage to write. It's over at Respectfully Connected but I want to share it here because it explains a little about my identity and experiences. A second coming out & getting proud by practising “Briannon is a proudly queer, autistic woman with three autistic children" Sometimes I … Continue reading Intersected: Coming Out Queer + Autistic
You'll find a piece of my writing, Querencia, in the new book from Autonomous Press, The Real Experts. In The Real Experts, Michelle Sutton has brought together writing from autistic authors to offer insight and support for families with autistic children, and also for educators, therapists, and other professionals. “Full of practical advice and transcendent ‘Aha!’ … Continue reading The Real Experts
Before parenthood, I always somehow found a small place of belonging within the community I was living in. But now, as a mother raising my children in Your suburban community, there is no place for us. So I have created my own place. I call it Querencia.