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Be Yourself: How Do You Do It?

…the steps you can take to actually be yourself? About two years ago, I had a mental breakdown after years of depression from masking and not understanding why I seemed…

On Autistic Facial Expression and Being A Woman

…the mirror. With masking came increased social power but also increased social pressure. If I didn’t have the energy to smile, I started choosing to stay home. A lot of…

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Autism and Gender

…and unidentified. A recent study of autistic adults using a “newly developed self-reported measure of camouflaging” found greater masking in autistic women than autistic men, while also detecting no masking

Faith and Neurodivergence

…health is relegated to discussions in dark corners, if it is discussed at all. There is an expectation of masking, of faking normalcy, that often comes with organized religions. Now,…

Searching for Identity in a Neurotypical World

…it presents a bit differently in women. Thus, my journey to identity identification began with my diagnosis. The post-diagnosis journey has proven to come with its difficulties. Differentiating between masking

Autistic Communication Is a Feature, not a Bug

…small fraction of the toll that masking takes on autistic people. Masking isn’t just tiring, it also endangers our mental health. Another problem is that whenever my masking is imperfect,…

Autism 101: Resources from the Autistic community

…Neurodivergent Rebel Shutdowns – What’s That?! | Agony Autie The Autistic Experience of Sensory Overwhelm, Meltdowns, and Shutdowns Masking Masking is when Autistics appear to be NT and is incredibly…

Autism’s Lost Girls

…a lot of, “But you don’t act autistic!” This might not seem like a bad thing–isn’t it good to be so “high-functioning?”–but masking comes at a cost. Masking causes stress,…

What CAN be misunderstood WILL be misunderstood

…All this conscious communication effort can be summed up as the linguistic part of autistic masking. Coping strategies From an autistic perspective the extreme energy input required for any reasonably…

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