I like to reblog some of the blogs i read, so that you, my readers can read these too. Reblogging this because this is so spot-on and applies to me—who is also an Autistic middle aged adult. We do have a voice, and we have stories to tell, if people would please listen to us.
Image is a yellow/blue watercolored background with the text: I have been congratulated for “overcoming autism” : a well meaning gesture that means nothing at all. For a time I thought this was applause for having the ability to pass, but I have learned that it’s code for “we expect you to act normal now and anything that you can’t do we will consider a personal failing.” – eisforerin.com
I’m seeing a new therapist and I’ve told her how much I like to write; last week I told her that I haven’t blogged in a while because I haven’t had the time, but this morning I told her that I’ve realized I am not writing because I don’t know what to say.
She told me that it’s important to keep doing this so that I have a voice.
So I’m going to try to say some things.
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