Rebecca Sharrock

I'm an autistic person who is making a career from writing, public speaking and advocacy work. 

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Childhood Memories of Easter
24 days ago
Both Christmas and Easter have an equally important story to celebrate. However when we compare the gift and spending aspects of the two festivities, we generally perceive Easter as being the lesser c...
My First Year of School
3 months ago
Like the vast majority of six year olds, I was extremely excited from the realisation that I would be starting school in a month’s time. In Australia just about every school (independent or state scho...
My First Four Christmases
4 months ago
Throughout my childhood, my personal view of Christmas literally changed with every passing year. Yet I’ll begin with my first four which occurred when I was 0-3 years old. On my first Christmas, I wa...
Autism and Special Interests
5 months ago
Due to a vast increase in diagnoses of autism (in addition to greater public awareness), children and adults with the condition are widely known to have what has been appropriately termed as “Special ...
Through the Eyes of a Toddler
6 months ago
I’ve previously written a blog called “Through the Eyes of a Newborn.” Now I’ll do the same kind of thing, except for it being about the next phase of my life, which was my toddler years. I’ll begin w...
Us Humans Are Too Curious for Our Own Good
7 months ago
When the New Horizons space probe launched in 2007 I couldn’t wait for it to reach Pluto in 2015 and finally reveal many secrets of that mysterious dwarf planet. Once that time came I was fascinated t...