Self-hate is a tricky thing to talk about for me. When I look back and realize how long I have sat with that resentment towards myself, it's a wonder that I have held it together as long as I have. I am continuously appreciative of the autistic community and their continued support. Without it, I don't think I would have made it this far.

My family is aware of my autism. It doesn't mean that they accept it. I was aware of my autism. It didn't mean that I accepted it. Society is aware of autism. It doesn't equal acceptance in society.