Author: fourelevenfilm

  • #AutisticAllies, Part Two: Custom Ink

    Many people on the autism spectrum struggle to find work, and when they do, they worry about how their autism will impact the company’s culture. I am proud to say that working at Custom Ink has been the best experience of my professional career by far. Custom Ink, known initially for t-shirts (and it’s insanely […]

  • #AmWriting Series, Part 1

    As an autistic individual, sometimes, expressing feelings can be hard, impossible even. I learned how to fill the gaps in my knowledge through books, movies, theatre, and television. I learned subtlety by watching the late Alan Rickman, I learned how to relate to the world by living vicariously through a sea of characters, my mind […]

  • Healing the Inner Storyteller

    This post will be about the journey to discover the story that is The Library at the End of the Universe. This world, this magical library almost never existed. The idea first came to me sometime in 2015. I was living in NYC at the time, and was in some dangerous situations that I am […]

  • And Now for Something Completely Different: Autistic Superpowers

    When we think of autism, unless we’re talking about someone who is a savant, or a computer whiz, we very rarely focus on the autistic traits that help neurodiverse individuals thrive. Autistic and neurodiverse superpowers do exist, and I will unpack what some of mine are for those who are curious. I am good at […]

  • #AutismAllies, Part One: TALLsmall Productions

    Every autistic person thriving today has people in their corner who support, love, and help them unconditionally no matter how their autism manifests. We often have people who enter our lives and make us feel that this is what we were waiting for. I’m not big on fate. But I do believe that the universe […]

  • Autism and Trauma, A Retrospective

    Why are teachers afraid to pursue to autism diagnostics for their female students? What about the word autism is so scary when it comes to developing female minds? To me, the answer has less to do with fear for the student, and more to do with wanting to limit distractions. Females are generally better at […]

  • Built Different: Proudly Autistic

    Last year, at the age of 32, I was afforded the opportunity to go through a series of tests to determine that I am on the autism spectrum. Thanks to the extraordinary benefits from my employer, Custom Ink, I was able to undergo this process with limited disruptions to my personal and financial life. Without […]

  • Finding Peace and Calm in Chaos

    It wasn’t until recently that I truly began to feel at peace, and feel like I controlled my life or what happened to me. This is because I was stuck living in the past for so long, reliving every slight, every trauma, every roadblock. I felt like I was stuck in an Infinity loop that […]

  • The Journey Begins

    Thanks for joining me! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Heather. I’m a 29-year-old disabled social media marketer, writer, entrepreneur and all around awesome person. I am passionate about many things, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned over my 29 years on this Earth, it’s that we won’t get very far […]