I know I know... its been a while since my last post, but honestly, I've been none stop. These past few weeks have been absolutely crazy. First off I'm coming to the end of my degree, with less than two months until my final work is due in. The stress has already set in and … Continue reading Actually Aspling Just Checking in!
When I was younger I absolutely hated wearing a bra, they were too tight, itchy, and generally uncomfortable. As an adult I've learnt the benefit of wearing one, in that they hold everything in place. A reaccuring theme ive heard amongst Autistic women is the sensory issues that come with wearing a bra, for example … Continue reading Actually Asplings Hunt for Comfort
Starting university, or even returning after the summer can be daunting. If you’re a new starter then there’s so much to consider, so much to do and so many worries. For example: how many will be in my class, can I manage the workload, and will I make friends? All these are common, and honestly … Continue reading Actually Aspling’s Road to University
Advocacy is... Sharing your story Advocacy is... Using your voice Advocacy is... Educating others Advocacy is... Standing up for what you believe in I started advocating for these reasons, because I wanted to make a difference in the world, a difference in my community and a difference for others. I started my journey alone, quiet … Continue reading Actually Asplings Advocacy Journey
McDonalds, overcrowded and over stimulating, not my first choice for food. I sat there this morning in cloud of haze, feeling completely overwhelmed. Loud noises filled my ears, people talking, music blasting. Bright lights shone from the screens and children we're running round aimlessly. This was my idea of hell, and drive through wasn't an … Continue reading Actually Aspling Autistic Friendly
I feel quite lucky in that this year I don't have any exams. During my undergraduate journey I had at least two exams each semester alongside lots of presentations and written assignments. Whatever stage you are at on your educational journey there may be many stressors and strains, from meeting deadlines, having exams and general … Continue reading Actually Aspling’s Exam Tips!
Guess what? That's right I'm sick again. You know, whenever there's a bug or something going round I'm always one to catch it. Without fail. About two weeks ago I caught a nasty stomach bug, and right now I have a viral throat infection, lucky me. When I'm sick I'll be honest, I always over … Continue reading Actually Aspling Sick Again!