Author: Betsy Selvam

  • Lone Wolfing: The Joys of     Autistic Solitude

    Lone Wolfing: The Joys of Autistic Solitude

    Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.  Alice Koller It is commonly held that autistic people are lonelier than non-autistic people. This is believed to be…

  • Smoking Secrets

    Smoking Secrets

    by Betsy Selvam Content Note: gender dysphoria Header Art: “Smoking Secrets” by Betsy Selvam is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 I. I muster enough courage to smoke — a sin I’ve smelled only on mouths of men until I left home for college. I almost want someone I know to spot my lips wisping white…