This beautiful and touching article explores grief through an autistic lens and how autistic people experience grief differently.
“We are all conditioned pretty much from birth to believe that the pursuit of what they call ‘true love’ is our most important mission in life, and I was no exception at all.”
I am autistic. The teen years are rough on everyone—there’s no question about it. Surviving them when you live with undiagnosed ASD and co-occurring, untreated major depression… well, speaking from personal experience, that counts as a special brand of hell.
One day, she saw a curly hair among what was otherwise straight. And she plucked it. That was the start of years of pulling out her own hair and before her autism diagnosis.
Driving can be an overwhelming and terrifying experience, especially when you’re autistic. So why is it expected of everyone?