the art of riordan james flynn

Ten Things This Adult with HF Autism Wishes You Knew.

Ten Things This Adult with HF Autism Wishes You Knew.

Hey, I can’t speak for everyone. This is an adaptation of this post, which I found informative but not directly applicable. 

1.) I’m an adult. (Oh shit when did that happen!?) 

There will always be things I struggle with, but first and foremost, I’m an adult. You know, in name. I vouch for none of my impish prankster tendencies.

I can make my own decisions, I’m autonomous, and I am not, in any…

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A Nonbinary Perspective: Why I am not a feminist.

A Nonbinary Perspective: Why I am not a feminist.

Let’s talk about feminists. Most feminists frighten me. Why do most feminists frighten me? Because the ones I’ve met seem so furious and so angry with everything that I don’t see their message or their hearts, I only see their rage. In some cases, rage is good, and I think women have a right to be angry in a modern society at being treated as lesser. That reaction is completely justified. What I…

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Christianity: An Overdue Apology from a Queer Druid

Christianity: An Overdue Apology from a Queer Druid

Someone recently sent me this post by Jen Hatmaker– someone I could not have anything in common with. We could not be more different. She is a wife, a mom, a Christian. Things I will never be. Still, out of respect for a great mind, my AP Lit teacher from High School (whom I will refer to as Renegade for her privacy), I read the article. Then maybe I teared up a bit. It might be the codeine, it…

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Misgendering, Graphic Design and the Cheapening of my Livelihood

Misgendering, Graphic Design and the Cheapening of my Livelihood

Alright, fine. I admit it. Here’s the (obvious) bombshell. I’m biologically female. It’s why I’m defensive about my pronouns. It’s why I can’t grow a beard and why my voice still sounds squeaky. I was born with a girl’s body. I hate it. I hate it more than I hate having ADHD and being short. Doesn’t mean I have to like it, doesn’t mean I even remotely identify with it, and I haven’t officially…

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