Rachel Strickland

Rachel Strickland
Rachel is a writer, reader, and graduate student who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 25. Since then, she has fallen in love with researching and writing about the topic. She spends her free time browsing bookstores, crocheting blankets, and listening to true crime podcasts. Rachel lives in Central Texas with her husband, cat, and various succulents. Read more of her work at www.rachelastrickland.com.
Drawing of a black-and-white brain with a rainbow butterfly landing on it making it colorful

My Autism Diagnosis at Age 25

I’ve always known that something was different about me. And not in the I’m-growing-up-and-everyone’s-weird kind of way, either. It’s also very possible — no, very probable — that the people close to me picked up on it, too.

Someone writing in a notebook with a pair of blue glasses folded up on the notebook.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Autism

It’s an unfortunate reality that mental illness and neuro-developmental conditions are often much less respected and validated than physical illnesses for the simple reason that

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