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!

  3. Kelly, your blog will soon be added to our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to customize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

  4. Hi Kelly!
    We’re in Australia and starting the sensory journey with our 5yr old. Thank you for this awesome article. It so well articulates the impact of sensory overload experiences and the anxiety that goes along with them. I have shared this article with my friends and class parent group to help them understand how we approach things as a family. I look forward to reading for of your blog!

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