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Annelise

Name: Annelise aka PhoenixKitten
Interests, hobbies, obsessions, perseverations etc: Auslan (Australian Sign Language), disabilities (particularly Autism Spectrum Conditions), reading (sci-fi/fantasy), surfing the net and chatting online, listening to music, connecting with children and cats, tweaking the English language to my fancy, swimming metaphorically in cool colours (deep blue, royal blue, aqua, aquamarine, teal, turquoise, purple-magenta), stimming (with my stimmy feet!), snuggling in bed for extended periods of time, eating midnight snacks and going to church.
Year of birth: 1986
Where you live in the world: At home, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Southern Hemisphere, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe. (Correct me if I'm wrong!)
Personal webpage url: http://www.purrrgle.livejournal.com
Comments: I was officially diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when I was 13, and am a passionate self advocate and proud Aspie! I'm also anti-cure, as I believe that there are many positive attributes of Autism Spectrum Conditions which could potentially be lost if people try to eradicate Autism. I would much rather work towards neurodiversity and acceptance and understanding of different people, seeking ways of managing the more negative effects of Autism and embracing the benefits.

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