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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

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

Bad Poetry, a Mask, & Truth

Trigger warning: this one is dark Content warning: bad poetry Fifteen years ago, I wrote a poem. This was fifteen years before I had a

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.

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

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

Bad Poetry, a Mask, & Truth

Trigger warning: this one is dark Content warning: bad poetry Fifteen years ago, I wrote a poem. This was fifteen years before I had a

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.

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

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

Bad Poetry, a Mask, & Truth

Trigger warning: this one is dark Content warning: bad poetry Fifteen years ago, I wrote a poem. This was fifteen years before I had a

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.

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