I just checked, and I’m still autistic

I obsess about it sometimes, and worry that I’m regressing. I read about how meltdowns and shutdowns with a short recovery period could lead to permanent loss of skills, so I obsess some more. I scratch my skin and obsess that it won’t heal. I walk into things (oh, so many things) and have bruisesContinue reading I just checked, and I’m still autistic

Gender Identity Diversity in Alberta Schools

Last week, the Alberta, Canada, Government released a document called Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions. You can download the document here in PDF format. As I read through this document, I wished I would be going to school in this kind of open,Continue reading Gender Identity Diversity in Alberta Schools

“I Have No Idea What I Am Doing”

I posted this quote on Twitter earlier today, in capital letters, because it’s true. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING — Randolph West (@rabryst) December 3, 2014 This past week, M and I made a big decision. We’re all about big decisions in this family. We got married when it was still aContinue reading “I Have No Idea What I Am Doing”