Thirty

Thirty

Tomorrow is my 30th birthday. Every year, on the night before my birthday, I write a post about my year. I’ve been doing this for ten years now. I write and reflect on my life and it’s a tradition that has stayed with me since I started this blog during my...
The A Word

The A Word

In March 2022, it was confirmed that I am Autistic. Suddenly, the last 29 years of my life made sense. I reflected on my childhood and teenage years and every struggle I had experienced. I did extensive research, from books, podcasts and videos and it all pointed...
Twenty-Nine

Twenty-Nine

What if my destiny is to claw my way to greatness? — Emma-Jane Barlow (From Weeds, Sins & Sunflowers, 2022) It is the eve of my 29th birthday. Every year I like to reflect on the year that has passed but before I started to write this, I read my last two birthday...
Why Do I Write?

Why Do I Write?

Sometimes we need to go back to the beginning. To understand why we started to do something, so we can appreciate the journey. I have been creatively blocked for a while and most of the art I have created has felt forced. I decided to take a short break from writing...