It seems obvious that people should be held accountable for their actions: a murderer, rapist, and thief, for example. However, we encounter nebulous territory when we begin to speak about disadvantage and poverty; we do not easily lay judgement on those who have been given disadvantaged and difficult beginnings, most of the time. However, this … Continue reading Should people be held accountable for their actions? An alternate perspective on first-world poverty.
Blind spots, we all have them. Visually, mentally, relationally - we are afflicted. We can believe with certainty that our reality is so, but our blind spots make it possible for this reality to simultaneously not be so. It pains me to know that there is always something that I'm missing. I continuously feel that … Continue reading Blind spots.
I have Autism, I have ADHD, and as such I have anxiety. When I was younger, a child, a teen, my anxiety sat at extreme levels and I really struggled to cope with everyday things. This biological predisposition to anxiety was accentuated by my childhood experience. I grew up in low socioeconomic conditions without a … Continue reading Musings.
Growing up, I was a troubled child; delivered diagnosis' of High-Functioning Autism, and ADHD, at age 7. I saw the world in black-and-white binary. Things either were, or they were-not. This is a peculiar way to interact with the world, as the world, as people, as reality struggles to conform to these binaries. I came … Continue reading Autism, Abstraction, Context, Racism, Marginalisation, George Floyd and Riots.
It's okay to be different, it's okay to be yourself, and it doesn't matter what others think. Be respectful, act with kindness but never bend in the face of malevolence; assert yourself. Be thoughtful and caring of others, and as long as you do these things, be yourself, be unapologetically you. Because you are enough, … Continue reading It’s ok to be different.
I'm myself every second of every day, but lately, I've been feeling increasingly discouraged to continue, should I wear this socially constructed facade? In tribal times, being different meant putting the group in danger; failure to conform meant you were the weakest link, an unreliable chink. However, in modern times, societal norms do not directly … Continue reading I wish I was an emperor penguin.