Masking

Spectrum Critters Comics: What is Masking?

Even the Spectrum Critters have to deal with the expectations of masking sometimes, but it doesn’t change who they are! You are perfect just the way you are, too.

Unmasking as a Parent: Parades in peril

An autistic mother’s autism diagnosis empowered her to stop trying to make herself and her children “normal” and to embrace being natural system disruptors.

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

White person in suit at work looking at robot touching them while holding a ruler.

$5 Million Grant Awarded to Make Autistic People Mask in Job Interviews

They mention creating a “coaching process” using artificial intelligence, as if autistic people haven’t been “coached” enough into neurotypicality. Unfortunately, our entire lives are made up of neurotypical “coaching.” We often in fact, receive too much coaching in how to act or generally exist among other people.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

Imposter Syndrome: Life Behind a Mask

Emmanuel Abua discusses the disabling insecurity of the imposter syndrome all autistics feel when forced to mask and the healing power of solidarity of shared experiences among other autistics.

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