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January 3, 2019

I’m not going to tell you that it’s the ‘right thing’ to do.

I’m also not going to tell you that you’ll be able to get us to do the jobs that...

December 8, 2018

There is an internal war raging inside my head.

Over the last five days I’ve received a much larger amount of feedback about my autism relate...

December 2, 2018

December 3rd is my third International Day of People with Disability(IDPWD).

Technically it’s my twenty-sixth, but it’s the third one since I...

November 25, 2018

This might seem a little strange but I’ve never really done anything in a manner that might be classified as usual. I’ve lived a life in sha...

November 11, 2018

This is not an original idea by any stretch of the imagination.

There are several lists just like this one floating around online and having...

October 28, 2018

It’s been a little over six months since I last wrote about my job hunting challenges as a late diagnosed autistic person in detail.

I w...

October 20, 2018

This is the transcript of the 25 minute presentation I gave at A11y Camp 2018 in Melbourne, Australia on 18 October 2018.

I get a lot of emai...

June 4, 2018

It’s been just over 2 years since I was diagnosed as autistic and the ridiculous comments I receive about my neurodiversity never cease to a...

June 1, 2018

This is the transcript of the talk I gave at UX New Zealand presents: Ashlea McKay & Natalie Kerschner in Wellington on 23 May 2018.

You...

April 8, 2018

Sit down with me for 15 minutes or so and let’s talk.

There are a few things I’d like to share with you.

This conversation isn’t an attack on...

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