Got My Goat

I like to wear things on my head. Hats, caps, and other head coverings help me feel contained especially when I’m in sensory intense environments. I’ve not counted my collection, but I have a little bit of everything headwear: fascinators, beanies, and a brown velvet “newsboy” from Flipside Hats that I bought at a festival…

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Sensing Colour

Last winter, I applied to speak at 4 different conferences, while also organizing a 2-day online symposium for the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists. I was so excited to get back into my independent research and to reconnect with my friends in the neurodiversity movement that I didn’t give enough consideration to the…

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7 Misconceptions About Tourette’s

A few years ago, I wrote a blog entry titled 7 Misconceptions About Synesthesia. When I penned this listicle, I had no idea it would become the most popular post on my website. It’s been viewed thousands of times by readers from numerous countries. I’m thrilled that “7 Misconceptions About Synesthesia” feels relevant to so…

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Sister History

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on an essay about my childhood experiences with Tourette Syndrome. There are many misconceptions about Tourette and scientific accuracy is important to me, so I’ve been diving into reliable publications for facts and statistics about this neurocognitive difference. Typically, my resources for projects like this are the…

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Is there a snake inside you?

Come find your inner snake on Earth Day! Please join me at Hox Zodiac SNAKE hosted by Victoria Vesna from the Art | Sci Center at UCLA, and Siddharth Ramakrishnan, the Jennie M. Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Puget Sound. This ssssssssspecial event will be held on Zoom Friday April 22nd, 2022…

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Snake!

I’m fascinated by the ouroboros, the snake that chases its tail. This ancient circular symbol represents eternal renewal, the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The name ouroboros comes from the Greek words for “tail” ouros, and “eating” boros. So the literal translation is something more akin to “the snake that eats itself”. I feel…

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