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.
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.
Figuring out how to be yourself, is this something you do once in youth or is it something you must continually reevaluate? How does identity change over time?
For one healthcare worker sidelined during the COVID-19 crisis, she found herself removing another kind of mask while being out of work.
A minister expresses their relationship with working with Neurodivergent people and states that they have been sold a lie that says people have to hide who they are to be loved by the Divine.
In this article, Jude Clee takes a brief look at the difficulties that autistic people face when opening up about being autistic and shares some of her experiences.
Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.
Particularly autistic females learn how to camouflage/mask in order to fit in. One of the things we often use is movie talk. What is that?
After a lifetime of gaslighting and invalidation, and not knowing she was autistic, one woman reflects on the dangerous situations she was in because she was taught to ignore red flags and not trust her own feelings.
When the holiday joy collides with the difficulties of being overwhelmed.