2017 in Review

My 2008 end of year summary came up in my Facebook feed today, which I re-read and made me think. In some ways, not much has changed. It was the year I started a 101 in 1001 days challenge, which I coincidentally also tried to tap into again at the beginning of this year (completing … More 2017 in Review

Getting the Most Out of Improvaganza + Returning to Hawaii with My Show “So You Want a Job” in 2017

Last year was my first year attending Improvaganza, the Hawaii Festival of Improv. I’d attended as an individual that got put into a group to perform. It was so much fun that I encouraged a lot of people to apply to the festival this year. Which seemed to have worked, because I ended up being … More Getting the Most Out of Improvaganza + Returning to Hawaii with My Show “So You Want a Job” in 2017

Finding the Balance Between Empowerment and Judgement: My Personal Struggle With Internalised Misogyny

Sometimes people have wondered how I can be so open and public about my life – certain things that they would see as too private to share with the world. Part of it is my autism – I don’t have the same personal boundaries that neurotypical people have. But my primary motivation these days is … More Finding the Balance Between Empowerment and Judgement: My Personal Struggle With Internalised Misogyny

(Polyamorous) Romantic Relationships and Dating While Autistic

I spend a decent amount of time thinking about dating and relationships. I don’t know where this stems from – whether it’s society’s effect on my life, suggesting that my value is only as much as what I am to other people/if I’m in a relationship. If it’s because during my adolescence, no one wanted … More (Polyamorous) Romantic Relationships and Dating While Autistic

Three Weeks on the Road, Following My Mum’s Legacy

Apart from visiting many members of my extended family in late 2007, to introduce them to my husband and new son (then not-quite-one), I hadn’t really made much effort to connect with them in person (unless I happened to be in Washington DC/Virginia, which wasn’t too far from family I have in Virginia). It wasn’t … More Three Weeks on the Road, Following My Mum’s Legacy

Attending the 15th Annual Seattle Festival of Improv Theater

A lot has changed for me in the roughly five months since I flew to my first out-of-state improv festival (in Honolulu, Hawaii). For me, though I’d been invited to perform in a group I was put into with other improvisers I didn’t know, attending that festival was primarily about reconnecting with old friends, and … More Attending the 15th Annual Seattle Festival of Improv Theater