Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.
Particularly autistic females learn how to camouflage/mask in order to fit in. One of the things we often use is movie talk. What is that?
Alexithymia is so common among autistic people that it is commonly mistaken for autism itself. In this post, I explain what alexithymia is and how it presents itself in autism.
Many autistic people (45% according to one study) have gelotophobia. No, this is not a gelato phobia, but a fear of being ridiculed or laughed at. Continue reading to see whether you might have it.
An autistic exploration and breakdown of how sensory overload, meltdowns, and shutdowns feel in the moment and after the fact.