Autistic barriers to moving include more uncertainty deciding if you will like a new city. How do you make a decision amidst uncertainty? What should you do if you regret your decision?
Discussing suicide attempts and responding in crisis is always hard. Talking about it will help prepare people for these hard conversations.
Figuring out how to be yourself, is this something you do once in youth or is it something you must continually reevaluate? How does identity change over time?
I am ashamed of my recent adult autism diagnosis. Either I am a fraud or autism is too inclusive. But I long for greater authenticity.
The degree of my social awareness makes me feel “too good” to be autistic. I now recognize this as a prejudice against the neurodivergent, a prejudice that unconsciously imposes shame on myself, but which I am making an effort to change.