About Me


This is what I look like in my illustrations on this blog:

Picture 63

And this is what I look like in the real world:


My name is Kelly. I am – right now that is – 26 years old.

The title of this blog – Eating Off Plastic – originated from the fact that I eat off of plastic plates because the sound of glass plates nearly kills me.  Plastic (or paper) all the way!

Some relevant things about me:

I’ve been diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder (age 6), depression/anxiety, high functioning autistic spectrum disorder, hyperacusis and astonishing emotional bounce-back. All this means that my body is hypersensitive to my environment. I am particularly disturbed by sound, but all my senses are heightened. Verbally, I’m quite efficient.

The purpose of this blog is for me to have a place to share my thoughts about living with this type of disability, with a humorous twist. Thinking not-so-funny things are actually funny has been my greatest coping mechanism.

I suppose that’s all for now.

Here’s some more facts about me, everybody loves facts:

  • I’m also an artist, like a legit artist: http://www.kellydillonart.com
  • Harry Potter is the greatest thing ever
  • I also am fond of zombies, mermaids and faerie-folk
  • I’m quiet, not shy
  • I will be graduating with my bachelors degree in psychology December 2013  I have my bachelor’s degree in psychology. Go me.
  • gardening is pretty cool too


To contact me through email, please use this address: kellydillon91@gmail.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/eatoffplastic





  1. Hi Kelly, your blog is amazing. I was so happy to find it after learning I had SPD. I love you owl hat, I have a ski hat that I wear as a comfort when I get anxious or have a sensory overload. Thanks for bringing humor to the tiring reality of SPD, your posts always make me laugh. Also your artwork is beautiful, I’m a big fan.

  2. I just found this, as I have been doing reasearch on SPD because my mom stopped the testing when I was young due to not wanting the labels to restrict me (and give her a cop out). I totally agree with her thinking, but now life is getting more and more difficult as I don’t know how to deal with everything now that I am out in the world, and it feels like I am having more and more sensory “attacks” I guess you could call it, and I am always on SUPER high alert. Because of this, I am trying to learn as much as I can.

    Anyways, I wrote all of that to tell you that I love the fact you use the old spelling of Faerie. I haven’t met many who do, and I have loved it ever since I read it in a book!

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