THE WIND ON MY SKIN


When I'm out in the wind.

And,

Outdoors are too bright.

The skin around my eyes,

Tighten and wrinkle up.

Closing in.

It's hard to see.

It's hard to think.

It's hard to do anything,

When the weather,

Hits me this way.

I rug my eyes.

They begin to ache.

It's overwhelming.

Annoying.

Beyond agitating.

It wipes me out.

I have to get away.

And if I don't

My restless state,

Grows and grows.

Until I break,

Or,

A shower.


"The central nervous systems ability to process tactile sensory input is distorted in the *person with SPD and causes the *them great discomfort.

Their brain may register even the most subtle sensations as extreme irritation or even painful and *they may respond in an abnormally reactive way such as grimacing or pulling away from the stimulus."

- SPD Australia.

Artwork: grey pencil on paper by FAN

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TRADITIONAL OWNERS

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

OUR AUTISTIC/NEURODIVERGENT CULTURE

​We acknowledge our LBGTIQ2KA+kin autistic/neurodivergent humans.

 

We use identity-first language, "I am autistic", opposed to "I'm a person with autism", reflecting Autism at the core of our identity, that Autism is a Spectrum, a part of neurodivergence and not a disorder. We radically embrace and celebrate neurodivergence.

 

Authoritarian and conforming learning and approaches such as ABA or Applied Behaviour Analysis, treatment or cures, ableism or functioning labels are harmful to both FAN and their child neurodivergent neurologies.

 

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