This blog is officially four years old! *raining confetti*
On a related note, this blog still exists. I kind of dropped the ball again, so this is my first post since Autistics Speaking Day on 1st November, and of course since then the world has gone even more to shit than it already was, which is maybe part of the reason I feel like the gap between posts is longer than it really is.
I feel like it’s usually around the same time of year when my blogging lapses, and I think that’s because for me autumn still means a new year at university (and this year, a new university!), so routines take time to change and the blog gets lost along the way. My other excuse this time round is that I’ve been focusing on my own Twitter rather than hiding away under the FeministAspie alias, which I guess is a good thing, but I think I still find the more anonymous space beneficial and I don’t intend to completely abandon it!
Evidently, my blogversary coincides almost exactly with New Year, which means I always end up making and re-making the same resolution: Post on FeministAspie once a week. To be fair, this usually lasts at least a couple of months, but this time I’ve had the idea of giving myself a weekly deadline so that a blogging routine is incorporated into my existing routine. So, from now on, I aim for posts to be scheduled for publication on Fridays at 7pm (UK time). This will be the official FeministAspie timeslot. We’ll see how long it lasts!
Finally, given that it’s also the end of 2016 (which sounds reassuring, until you remember that Brexit and Trump haven’t even really happened yet and 2016 was basically just laying the foundations for the awfulness to start…), here are my five most-viewed posts of the year:
- Ableism kills. Again. – The murder of autistic children is not okay. I can’t believe we still have to point that out.
- Fine, Let’s Talk About The Autism Life Expectancy Study – My attempt at working through the upsetting (though not all that surprising) statistics around autism and premature death published back in March.
- Why “technology is ruining society” is my number one pet hate – Please please please can this “darn kids and their internets, nobody really connects anymore” narrative stay in 2016? Please?
- Things I Wish I Could Say When It’s All Falling Apart – Not sure how this one made it here given that it was basically desperate post-meltdown rambling, but apparently people liked it.
- Think Before You Food-Police – An issue that is perhaps particularly important now that the January diet industry push is approaching, but remember that food-policing goes far beyond the diet industry and weight-policing. Just don’t shame people for keeping themselves alive with sustenance, okay?