Sunday, August 14, 2022

The WaffleCast™ - A New Podcast on Neurodiversity

We've got a new podcast! The WaffleCast™ is all about autism, neurodiversity, and mental health, featuring autistic adults sharing their experiences, hosted by autistic filmmaker and VTuber (@NeuroLushia). You can watch our first episode on YouTube or Anchor/Spotify.


Episode 2 will be streamed live on YouTube August 25th at 6pm CTThe topic is "Coping with OCD" and will be hosted by only Alyssa this time, as we are still gathering guests for future episodes. Join us to hear how about how Alyssa tells the difference between intrusive and "real" thoughts, how sneaky compulsions can be, and the various coping mechanisms she uses to deal with them.

Become a Waffle by joining our wholesome community in The Waffle Zone™ Discord server!

Consider supporting Lushia's work with a 1-time donation, or by joining her Patreon for exclusive rewards like broadcasting custom messages to the WaffleCast™ audience! You can also join via a YouTube membership for the same rewards.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

AHFilms' NEW Documentary ~ "I Am Autosexual"

Seven years after the release of "Through Our Eyes: Living with Asperger's," I made another documentary! This one is more personal, like a "coming out" video in documentary format.

Autosexuality is sexual attraction to oneself. It can involve romantic, emotional, aesthetic, intellectual, and other types of self-attraction. It's a rather misunderstood sexuality with little awareness, and is often (wrongly) confused with narcissism.

It's likely not well-known due to involving only the self, and not needing outside validation to exist. However, I think awareness can be helpful in terms of de-stigmatizing this experience and encouraging healthy self-love, whether one is autosexual or not. I myself have learned a lot from fellow autosexuals, including how to foster a healthier connection with myself.

The film is a sort of mini-documentary with a runtime of around 20 minutes. This allowed me to release it more quickly--it took me only two weeks to record and edit it, which is a new record for me. Yet I am proud of my work and hope you enjoy it!

Watch the film below, or click here to view it on YouTube!
If you want to help me promote the film, keep reading below the video.

I didn't hype up this film as much as "Through Our Eyes" beforehand, as I didn't need the support of a Kickstarter campaign to produce this one. Since it doesn't have as wide of a reach as the previous film did, I may need your help!

To boost the film's reach, leave a like and comment on the video if you enjoyed it. This will help YouTube's algorithm recommend my video to more people. Also consider sharing the video on social media, or send privately to friends and family who might be interested in the topic. Who knows, maybe it will help someone!

Here's a link to the film! > https://youtu.be/iYi799UA7p0
Or use these buttons to share on the platform of your choice!

And if you're on Twitter, retweet this to help my film reach a creator whose video inspired me to finally make this film!

I've been wanting to make a video on autosexuality for a while now, but felt compelled to finally do it after Anthony Padilla released his video "I spent a day with AUTOSEXUALS" which I found inspiring and relatable. I know Anthony is a major YouTuber and is probably very busy, but I hope to pass on this thank you message to him.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

A Conversation about Social Media. ~ Podcast ft. Differently Wired & The Bored Podcaster

What impact does social media have on society, Neurodivergent people, and the Autistic community? How can we use social media responsibly while mitigating the negative effects? Adam, Jaden and I explore these questions in our new podcast. Watch it below!

DISCUSSION POINTS

  • The Dangers of Misinformation
          -> Misinformation vs. free speech
  • The Flaws of Social Media Platforms
          -> Trolls and censorship
  • The Insular Nature of Online Groups
          -> Groups can be beneficial for particular types of people, but can also isolate them from alternate perspectives
  • Autistic Community vs. Parents of Autistic Children / Neurotypicals
          -> Online discourse often lacks nuance
          -> Both autistic advocates and parents are held to impossible standards
  • Social Media is Only a Highlight Reel, Not Reality
          -> Impacts on mental health