MY IDENTITY IS NOT YOUR ENEMY – STOP COMBATING ME

From 2014…a must read!!

#StopCombatingMe: Reform Combating Autism Act

Nattily from Notes on Crazy
http://notesoncrazy.com/2014/03/my-identity-is-not-your-enemy-stop-combating-me/

Seriously, I'm not fighting it. You don't have to rescue me.

My identity is not your enemy. #StopCombatingMe

When I was seven or eight, a friend told me that some people have “photographic memories” and explained what that meant. She dove into the pond. I sat on the dock and thought to myself, “That’s what I have. I have a photographic memory.”

When I was in high school I read a webcomic mentioning “super-tasters.” I looked it up, thought about it for a while, and thought to myself, “That’s what I am. I’m a super-taster.”

When I was in thirteen, people in my middle school started calling each other “gay” as an insult. I still hadn’t had the sex talk, and I spent most of my free time thinking about what exactly sex was, since I knew I was supposed to know about it and it wasn’t ok to ask. I didn’t know what gay…

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