Awareness is a low bar – and in the pandemic, we’re still falling short

This week, for the first time since COVID-19 hit, I've started seriously planning my return to the London flat. I'll have to start slowly at first, maybe a weekend. I'd grab some food from the local shop, maybe take pictures of trains in the park (it'll take a few more steps before I can actually … Continue reading Awareness is a low bar – and in the pandemic, we’re still falling short

Half An Edited Diary Entry About Being A Woman This Week

(Content warning: Discusses gendered violence, sexual assault and harassment, though doesn't go into detail on the Sarah Everard case or any other) This week has been five thousand years long. The pressure on women to relive their worst experiences publicly - when we've had this same conversation so many times and nothing changes - or … Continue reading Half An Edited Diary Entry About Being A Woman This Week

Quick thoughts: Sia please stop digging you’re making everything worse

I understand that The Sia Discourse has escaped the autistic-Twitter bubble and made its way into the wider world, so I thought it was worth writing a (hopefully) brief explainer of what's going on, why it matters and why this isn't just Mean Trolls On The Internet. Essentially: On Thursday, Sia released the trailer for … Continue reading Quick thoughts: Sia please stop digging you’re making everything worse

Things Are Bad, So I Put Every Muse Song Into Preference Revealer

Things Are Bad, So I Put Every Muse Song Into Preference Revealer The idea behind the Preference Revealer website is simple enough: You feed it a list, it presents you with different pairs from that list and asks you to choose your favourite from each pair, until eventually you have complete rankings from most to … Continue reading Things Are Bad, So I Put Every Muse Song Into Preference Revealer

The feasibility of this unreasonable jerk of a brain retaining any degree of sanity: A follow-up study on meteorological changes in the context of COVID-19.

A sequel to this previous “study” blog post, further demonstrating extreme commitment to a joke. Citation Harper G (2020). The feasibility of this unreasonable jerk of a brain retaining any degree of sanity: A follow-up study on meteorological changes in the context of COVID-19. Mind The Flap. bit.ly/346hJ1i Abstract Like many autistic people, this unreasonable … Continue reading The feasibility of this unreasonable jerk of a brain retaining any degree of sanity: A follow-up study on meteorological changes in the context of COVID-19.

Quick thoughts: On being “more disabled”, and more aware of it

This was, somehow, meant to be a tweet. In early March, you could have had a fairly reasonable-sounding debate about whether you considered me "disabled". What, exactly, was a penchant for Doctor Who and a tendency to shove multiple apologies into every sentence stopping me from doing? What right does someone like me, who was … Continue reading Quick thoughts: On being “more disabled”, and more aware of it