In this episode Nicnac laments the needless pressure caused by the many ‘stress gates’ they are navigating through and hopes that their work and the work of others may eventually lead to a less hostile world for divergent people like themselves
In this episode Nicnac turns her attention to the insincerity she perceives in many of the winter holiday traditions. She deduces that this behavior is driven by guilt and suggests an alternate course of action amidst her struggle to save money and keep her momentum.
In this episode Nicnac tries to challenge themselves and listeners to do better than Thanksgiving and the way we are supposed to spend the holiday. Nicnac impresses the importance of holding ourselves and our ancestors accountable for our atrocities and failings in the never ending pursuit of a world, species, and life that sucks less.
In this episode, Nicnac reports from Seattle where they are experiencing a very potent mix of old memories and new experiences with their partner after enduring a harrowing Greyhound bus trip from hell. They remind both themselves and their listeners of the importance of connection and the solace and safety the right connection can offer in the face of the harsh outside world.
In this episode, Nicnac talks with her friend Moss Wildwing about a unique Coming Out Day Experience they both had that inspired each other. They go on to talk about being queer, trans, and otherwise divergent in both Chico and San Francisco. They also discuss mental health and psychology. They come to no definite conclusions but they both express much hope and look forward to future conversations and a more positive world heavily influenced by queer culture.
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t!
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please skip this one!
In this episode, Nicnac wrestles with the reality of their internal world and how that impacts the way they see the external world after losing a social connection they had a lot of hope for earlier in the month. While they know that attempts at sharing their internal world rarely go well no matter the social context, they hold steadfast in their desire to embrace their authentic autistic and borderline self.
They express hope that careful online communities can continue to find the kind of lived truths that medicine and science can’t. Feeling that, although life for anyone not rich white and male is difficult, it’s better to intellectually and emotionally battle oppression than to completely withdraw and mask. Nicnac ain’t down yet. But, they’ve more than had it with a world that is hell-bent on oppressing divergent thoughts.
They close by again encouraging others with lived autistic experience to take Detester Maginzine’s educational survey if they have the capacity to do so. They are putting as much as they can into listening to others with greater or different knowledge of the lived experience than they possess. Please see the links below so you don’t have to take their word for it.
In this episode Nicnac traces how they came into podcasting and attempts to convey what they are aspiring towards along with how their own experiences and limitations have shaped their work. Nicnac is excited about the process of taking their work to the next level and thankful for all who have contributed to the craft and taught it to them. Having a podcast that combines Nicnac’s unique interests, strife and limitations is interesting. It seems to work almost despite itself. Nicnac hopes you will continue to join them on this journey wherever it may lead.