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Curious at heart. Veterinarian, diagnosed with autism at 27, trying to figure life out by writing. E-mail me at ineslmedium@gmail.com

And the way he did is priceless.

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Prison Break actor revealed on Instagram that he’s Autistic. In his caption, he writes about his experience getting an Autism diagnosis as an adult.

This fall marks 1 year since I received my informal autism diagnosis. Preceded by a self-diagnosis. Followed by a formal diagnosis.

It was a long, flawed process in need of updating. IMO. I’m a middle-aged man. Not a 5-year-old.

As soon as I read this I thought “I need to write about this”. I absolutely love that he included a reference to how hard it can be to get diagnosed as an adult since everything is…


Elize Matsunaga committed a crime that shocked Brazil.

Elize on the Netflix series «Once upon a crime.» Source.

They had pizza that night at their home in São Paulo, Brazil. Marcos talked to someone on the phone. Upon hanging up, he told Elize that he needed to go to his dad’s house after dinner.

She couldn’t believe it. She told him everything. She told him she hired a detective that took pictures of him with another woman at a hotel.

He slapped her in the face.

Elize went to the room next door and grabbed the gun from the cabinet. Marcus told her: “Shoot me! Or just move out but leave our daughter here. …


And wrote a diary about it

Source: Luis Vasconcelos/Lusa

When the phone rang at the police station, an intern picked it up. On the other side, a police officer asked for help to handle several bodies. It was March of 1987 and there were no cellphones. The police officers went to the whalebone beach and found the bodies of two girls and one boy laying on the sand. Next to one of the girls, a note read “you were the one who wanted this, the others were dragged into this.”

The crimes

It was on the 2nd of March that everything unfolded. Vítor Jorge, 38 years old at the time, worked…


The only female serial killer in Portugal

Source: Expresso / Drawing

Luísa de Jesus was only 23 years old when she was condemned to death. The judges made her walk the streets with a rope around her neck, while her crimes were proclaimed. When getting to the gibbet, her hands were cut off. After being killed, her body was turned into ashes.

The children abandoned on the wheel

On the 1st of April 1772, Luísa did what she had done many times before. She went to the wheel and asked for two children to give to couples who were longing to care for them.

The wheel was created in Italy and later expanded to other European countries…


For the past year, I’ve been sleeping better than at any other time in my life, despite being prone to anxiety

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Being autistic, I’ve struggled with anxiety ever since I can remember. I’ve also struggled with sleep since kindergarten. Research shows that sleep and anxiety go hand in hand. The higher your anxiety, the more likely you are to stay in bed for hours ruminating over everything that went wrong that day. And when you sleep poorly you’re more likely to be anxious.

I’ve tried a lot of strategies over the years. I experimented with different mattresses and bedrooms, ASMR, different sleep and wake-up times. For the past year, I’ve been sleeping better than at any other time in my life…


5 ways to decrease your anxiety while returning to normal life

Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Over the years, I’ve realized I thrive in opposites. There are times where I want to travel and have interesting experiences (often purchasing my special interests). Then there are times when my introverted self comes to life, and I just want to stay home with my cats, read books, and write.

Since the pandemic started in March of last year, and like most people on the planet, I’ve been spending the majority of my time at home. This happened to coincide with getting diagnosed with autism and depression. Staying home during this period and not feeling like I was losing…


Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more

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There aren’t a lot of writing opportunities for Neurodivergent writers, but today I thought I’d share four that I know about. Most accept submissions on an ongoing basis so you can refer back to this article later if you wish to try one of these out.

1. Fat Coyote

Fat Coyote is a literary and arts publication that focuses on Neurodivergent voices. Chris Sowers from Tell Your Story told me about this opportunity. He’s also hosting a writing contest on his publication (you can read more information here).

Submission info:

You must be Neurodivergent to submit (self-diagnosis is valid), there are no fees, and the…


That all pet owners should know about

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I’ve recently received the certificate that says I’m officially a veterinarian. It’s been a wild ride, with many ups and downs. Here are 12 things I wish I knew before deciding to go to veterinary school to become a veterinarian.

1. It’s (a lot) harder than you think

There are really hard moments when you’re a veterinarian. Whether you’re treating the dog of someone who has nobody else in their life or treating a cat who has been sick for weeks and you still don’t know what’s wrong with him.

I remember when we were euthanizing a cat one day that was severely sick and the owner said:

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