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
Note: Nicnac is still having adudo difficulties; they did their best in the edit and are working to resolve them. Your patience is appreciated!
In this episode, Nicnac offers some sage advice on gender transitions,integrity, life and neurodivergence as they continue to try to hold themselves together. “If you’re going through hell keep on going”.
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 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.
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 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 sits down with Antony Rotunno, a teacher, podcaster, musician, truth seeker and life coach to talk about artistic media creation, the search for truth, John Lennon, The Beatles and everything in-between. This is a hugely deep conversation that will likely cause both Nicnac and listeners to rethink some things.
The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. We also hear a selection of Antony’s “Life Goes On” featuring an amazing violin solo by María Martín. “Life Goes On” is copyright 2017 by Antony Rotunno and included with his permission. Check out his music at https://www.antonyrotunno.com/ The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com.
I thank these artists for allowing their creations to be used in this production.