Tagged: autistic women

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My Friend the ‘Autism Parent’

I’ve got a friend who’s an ‘Autism Parent’ – perhaps she could more accurately be described as ‘an acquaintance’ or a ‘friend of a friend’.  It used to be a bad habit of mine...

Is My Autism a Disability?

Unsurprisingly, it depends on how you look at it. My first answer would be ‘no’.  While it is true that my autism has caused me a lot of problems in the past (or more...

Missing Puzzle Piece

1000 Piece Puzzle

After my diagnosis, I went for some counselling.  My counsellor was amazing, I really enjoyed talking to her, we had some very interesting conversations.  It is impossible to say whether the counselling helped me...

Who Am I?

I’ve spent my life wondering who I really am.  I’m so complex, the product of two parents who were polar opposites. My father, I suspect had an ASD. Aloof, logical, critical, cutting and extraordinarily...

A Walk to the Post Office

I get changed into an appropriate costume, leaving behind the clothes that I feel comfortable in and that make me feel happy. I leave the house and arrange my face into what I believe...

Remember… That You Are Nothing

I’ve just had a visit from my pseudo Mother-in-Law, henceforth known as PMIL. It’s Monday morning, but the fact that I have to work doesn’t seem to matter.  I work from home you see...

The Autistic Waitress

I’ve been thinking recently who I should tell about my autism diagnosis. Nobody knows apart from my immediate family and a few close friends.  In an ideal world, I’d like to tell everybody. I’ve...