Masking

Forming Myself in Their Image: A Tale of My Shoggoth

It often seemed like people around me didn’t have so much trouble learning what direction to grow in. They just knew how to become a human being. They knew when to say hello and goodbye, how to jump rope, ride bikes, what to talk about, and what to wear.

A Life Illuminated

My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic. Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance

It’s the Most Alienating Time of the Year

Jen Bluhm writes about her experiences with the holidays and all the emotions that come with. She sheds a light on how holidays can truly be made special for autistic people.

Cracked glass

A Song of Hope, A Man Abused

Be me, an unknowingly-autistic man.  Put yourself in my shoes. I managed school. Literature and English language were a bit of an issue, though.  I

A woman wearing a masquerade mask

This Little Mask-Erade Is Over

One woman tells of her lifelong journey to mask her true identity and the process of allowing herself to take off the mask and be her authentic self.

A Man Unmasked

For people on the spectrum, how well someone fares in the general public or on the job often depends on someone’s ability to hide his

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What Autism Means to Me

For as long as I can remember, I have been considered odd. Not the sort of odd that makes me unlikable, but the type of

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