Race

Can we choose our Race?

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Confidence

So, it has been a couple of weeks since I’ve last posted.   I still have many ideas that I would like to discuss. I have put them on hold for a while because semester two is well underway and I have more than enough to work on. The first deadline is due at the…

Dark Side of Autism

You only ever know half of what you see.   Part of my inspiration for starting this blog was seeing posts by other autistic people who quite eloquently describe the experience. I try not to repeat what they have written because they do an excellent job of explaining through all the nonsense that is flying…

Politics and PostTruth

Have we ever been in a world more divided by politics?   As a 30 year old, I am far too young to remember the World Wars. I was not interested in learning the details when I was being taught about it in school. The last few years has reignited my curiosity for this type…

Superheroes and Society

I believe strongly that we need heroes.   Since the beginning of civilisation, we have shared stories of beings that exceed our expectations of reality. From the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh to Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad; we have explored accounts of unlikely heroes who fought against disastrous actions of Gods, monsters, and villains. We teach…

Autism and the Dichotomy of Normality

I am no expert on Autism and certainly do not claim to be.   However, as I am autistic, I do have a valuable perspective on this existence.   All diagnosable conditions have specific criteria and it is through this categorisation that the inherent dichotomy is established. If a person diverts from the measure of…