We don't always have to be savage. Seriously. Seriously. With thanks to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is a series of short #ownvoices pieces about autism, faith and life. Like Bowman, I am autistic. We are both creative types. We were both … Continue reading A non-savage review of On the Spectrum: Autism, Faith and the Gifts of Neurodiversity by Daniel Bowman Jr
As I mentioned, I'm not really up to bigass blog posts right now, but I thought I might put out a few shorter ones in which I explain THE RIGHT POSITION on an issue or topic. These arguments are on the house. Feel free to steal them and use them when you encounter someone who … Continue reading Cantatrice has free OPINIONS: Applied Behavioural Analysis
Housekeeping first. I’m aware I tend towards lengthy silly end notes which you probably can’t be arsed to scroll down and up for. So I’m going to try putting them after the paragraph rather than at the end and we’ll see if that makes a big mess of things or if it’s better. OK disability … Continue reading Assholes, eyes, dogs and weddings
Empathy is a bit of a sticking point in conversations about autism. It’s one of the most misunderstood elements of the spectrum and it tends to result in us being a bit spiky. There’s a lot of shouting that we’re more empathetic than neurotypical people, so fuck you, World of Allism. There are snarky Facebook … Continue reading Empathy is overrated
OK people, I’m back. Inktober didn’t kill me. Actually I’ve been asked so many times now to self-publish my Inktober flash fic ramblings that I’m looking to do that. But I don’t want to charge money for a very small book that only contains things that are freely available on my blog, so I’m working … Continue reading What’s long, hard and full of crude?
(It's okay to have mixed feelings about this one. I do myself, which is why I'm adding a little clarification here for those who don't know me well. This is fiction which does not represent my own views. I am not an antivaxxer. I think they are 100% wrong about the facts. But I do … Continue reading Inktober 29/10/19: Injured
Gail Simpson is, in many ways, a completely normal 32-year-old human. She has a flat, a dog, a leisure pod, a self-driving pod, an office pod and a sleep pod with inbuilt sensory entertainment. But Gail has always known she’s different. When she told her teachers she loved avian taxonomy, it was a lie. A … Continue reading Inktober 18/10/19: Misfit
Right! Now that I have some of these OPINIONS out of myself I can go straight back to squeeing over ink and howling at the moon. I'll just- Oh. Oh, Guardian. You're back. [Cantatrice looks at bottle of ink. Looks at article. Looks at floor. Looks back at ink. Puts ink down and wanders off … Continue reading Extremely female autism
I was a little reluctant to blog about this Guardian article because on some levels it makes me sad and I don’t want to bring any additional attention to it. I’ve also been blogging about autism a fair amount recently, when there are OH so many topics out there that I can be wildly over-opinionated about. But … Continue reading You must be this autistic to ride
Make yourself a cup of tea, buddos. This is going to be a long one. My last post examined the "not your story" issue from the position of having white privilege. Now I’m going to look at it from the position of someone who is marginalised. This isn’t going to be about male SFF writers … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant’s story, and why it doesn’t belong to the author who wrote it.