Author Archives: Janika Banks

About Janika Banks

Aspie, chicken herder, Lexx maven, writer.

Normalizing Neurodiversity

Click pic for 10 Things We Must Learn from Children “Aw, this one is so cute!” “Thanks! Came with the typical skin problem, but they gave us special instructions that should do the trick.” “Well, good luck! Mine is one … Continue reading

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The Dark and Sinister Smiles of Childhood- Adulting fails that still haunt us all

We’ve probably all been through it at some point in our childhood, greeted at a door by a smiling adult for whatever reason, and later feeling trapped with that adult having a grumpy mood and we no longer felt welcome. … Continue reading

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neurodiversity in fandoms and gaming

In recent private discussion, I was complimented with “I don’t believe you have autism” because I’m too articulate, all based on what has been observed in my blogging and tweeting online. It’s difficult to convey context for my real life … Continue reading

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Me and Willy Wonka, or, How I Learned I’m Aspie

This post is ancient and got code smashed during a server move. I’m copying it here and replacing the videos. :edit: Some of the links in this article are no longer viable, sorry about that. What am I up to today?  … Continue reading

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Part Two- Awareness

“Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was, O my Best Beloved, when the Tame animals were wild. The Dog was wild, and the Horse was wild, and the Cow was wild, and the … Continue reading

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when I share that I have Asperger’s

Response: Oh, I’m sorry. My first thought: Why, it’s not cancer. ~~~~~ Response: No you don’t, you can look me in the eye. My first thought: Ah, another expert. ~~~~~ Response: I think I might have Asperger’s too because I … Continue reading

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