Essay and Blog

A weekly blog series for Psych Central that addresses topics on mental health, neurodiversity and sensory processing.

October 2018 to present

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I performed onstage for the first time when I was 15. I don’t remember the part I played, but I do remember the feeling of being onstage, of being accepted by the audience, of being understood, of being someone else. I continued performing onstage through high school and college, but what I didn’t realize until much later was that I spent my entire life performing offstage, as well...

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December 30, 2018

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August 5, 2018

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For as long as I can remember, receiving sensory information causes me to have a primitive reaction. Touch makes me want to crawl out of my skin so badly, I scratch at it as if trying to get out. The sound of a knock on the door makes me...

October 30, 2017

*I now understand sensory processing is a neurological difference, not a disorder.


Memoir Completed:


A Memoir on Discovering My Neurodiversity

(Word Count: 81,133)

Memoir in Progress:


In my debut book, Primitive: A Memoir on Discovering My Neurodiversity, I show how I chased my sanity for over 20 years, while I was continuously misdiagnosed, and how I eventually found therapists, a book and a Twitter community that changed my life forever. 

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