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 notes the personal progress she is making in the midst of the challenge of her transition and her environment. She reflects on the intersection between the leftist community and the LGBTQI+ and neurodivergent communities. An intersection that she views as purely anecdotal but worth noting nonetheless. She is so thankful for her comrades and new connection the world over and ass for your support in keeping this labor of love going.
In this episode, Nicnac talks about where she is in divergent life, transitioning and thinking back to a person they once knew in passing who was so cool. She feels the sting of the missed connection even years later and tries to find the good in the missed connection and living the day-to-day challenges of being divergent. Nicnac advises you to skip if you aren’t ready to bawl your eyes out with love. She thanks you for sticking with her!
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.