What is neurodiversity and why should you care about it? [Sketchnotes]

These are the sketchnotes that the very talented Antonella Scaravilli made at my neurodiversity workshop. Text description of the sketchnotes [images are described in square brackets] Computer weekly + Spinks [Picture of smiling white woman with unimpressive hair] What is neurodiversity and why should you care about it? Rachel Morgan-Trimmer @ sparkleclass Rachel is aContinue reading “What is neurodiversity and why should you care about it? [Sketchnotes]”

Autistic? Here’s how you can help Black Lives Matter

If you’re autistic and white, you might want to get involved in Black Lives Matter but not really know how to. You might be afraid of doing it wrong. Or you might worry about harming your mental health. I’m autistic and white too. I’ve been listening to a lot of black people lately and hereContinue reading “Autistic? Here’s how you can help Black Lives Matter”

How to work from home when you’ve got kids, ADHD, autism and a ****load of stuff to do

You’ve got the laundry on. You’ve made some coffee. You’ve sat down at your desk ready for the day and you’re all set. But then what happens? An email from your auntie lands in your inbox. You start to reply but then your phone dings with a message from your WhatsApp neighbourhood group. You’ve alsoContinue reading “How to work from home when you’ve got kids, ADHD, autism and a ****load of stuff to do”

How I, an autistic with ADHD, am coping (and how you can too)

The thing about neurodiverse people is: sometimes we cope really really well with stuff. And other times we don’t. I personally cope with the practical stuff quite well. I can deal with being in isolation. I can put stuff off until next week (ADHD procrastinators know where I’m coming from with that). I can adaptContinue reading “How I, an autistic with ADHD, am coping (and how you can too)”

My experience of Digital City Festival

All the links in this post go to people’s Twitter profiles, unless it says otherwise. If you’re mentioned in this and want me to change anything, DM me on Twitter or email me. This week, I spent 2 days at the Digital City Festival in Manchester. I was invited to be part of the TechContinue reading “My experience of Digital City Festival”