FAN OF ROARHEART
Australian Artist | Writer | Advocate
An inner calling is an itch waiting to be scratched!
I love Comedy, Art & Design, Radical Acceptance, 'Child First' Parenting and Learning, Safe Relationships, Sexy Sex Health, Freedom from Violence and Social Justice.
My background incorporates art, design and writing, and an educator with experience of teaching graphic arts at tertiary level. Fun and mucking around was a priority in the classroom, creativity is fueled by imagination, and it requires an open mind.
Hosting and attended public speaking seminars, workshops, exhibitions, community activities, events and groups with a talent for appearing in several television commercials and podcasts.
Not bad for a kid who was terrified, stuttered when read out aloud or froze in front of a crowd.
OUR CULTURAL WAY
We play, laugh, muck around, mimic, day or night, with no time table. Our living is meaningful and joyful.
Natural, non-structured play & learning is how our Neurodivergent Autistic minds thrive.
My most noteworthy and vital role, devoting my life to being my beloved's 24/7 Carer, champion, fellow colleague and student and safe person in their life.
We choose radically accepting and respectful people, places and situations for us.
We know ourselves better than anyone.
My beloved and I carved out a path right for us. Through necessity, we reconnected and reclaimed our Autistic Identity and Culture.
We have an instinct motivation, focus and insatiable thirst for information, solutions, creation, mastery, evolution and humour.
My beloved began leading their learning at the age of 8 to develop their passions to create a foundation for their working flow and career of choice.I started around the age of 25.
FREEDOM TO BE
Our home is filled with rehearsals of conversational and comedic lines & standup, acting, dance
and improvised songs.
Different minds do differently brilliantly.
I'm an ADHD'er. My beloved is a Coprolalia Touretter and we are both Autistic PDA'ers (Demand Avoidants) and OCD'ers who experience learning and processing differences.
As PDA'ers (Powerfully Determined Autodidacts) we experience an anxiety-driven need to protect our personal sovereignty.
Radical self-love and acceptance is an incredible game-changer.
I was a timid, introverted child, who tried to be and live everyone else until it threatened my life.
Between the ages of 12 - 22, I regulated my Autistic neurobiology with fasting and starving (anorexia), binge-eating and purging (bulimia), alcohol, drugs, smoking, over-spending, love lusting (addictions) and self-hate.
It found non-harmful loving ways to self-soothe and self–love, waking up and knowing I am good with who I am.
However, I feel or show up.
"Children are great imitators.
So give them something great to imitate." – Anonymous
WALKING WITH OTHERS
Neurodivergence is magnificant beyond measure.
Since 1997 I've provided support and created groups for those, including for Neurodivergents and Autistics, affected by alcohol addiction, other's drinking, sexual behaviour and violence.
I wrote a self-discovery book based upon my journaling written when I was 22 in the '90s.
In 2011, I designed and delivered my book as a highly successful creative program, (participant informed) for neurodivergent, autistic teenage and young adult women inclusive of non-binary, LBGTQIA+ and diverse community.
artwork by JT
RIGHT FOR US
Respect our beautiful neurobiologies!
Our medical team all encourage us to take the best care of ourselves, we are incredible, we're doing brilliantly, trust ourselves, my beloved “will learn what they love” and “not to worry about what they’re not learning, the world needs and will seek out autistic humans like us just the way we are!"
Our professionals fully support 'demand-pressure free' on my beloved, understanding their mind is extremely sensitive to anxiety (PDA and Trauma), needing to be relaxed to do what they can (trauma-informed).
We use it, it doesn't use us.
We are responsible for our mental health and well-being, we avoid making our lives trickier than they need to be.
Tech companies that turn our interactions into transactions, using our "psychology against" us, "where a generation is more anxious and more depressed", developing an "inability to focus on real issues" can insidiously divert us from who we are and we're meant to be going.
To nurture our peaceful and deeply fulfilling lives, we refrain from unnecessary distractions from networking practices that use our psychology against us, misinformation and harmful engagement.