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“She does this for attention.”

“She calls it a meltdown, but it’s just a temper tantrum because she didn’t get her way.” “You have control over your behavior. Stop making excuses and calm down.” “So much drama.” “I don’t love you when you act like this.” For November 2018, I’m exploring different things people have said to me, then the…

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“Can I give you a hug?”

For November 2018, I’m exploring different things people have said to me, then the internal thoughts those remarks stirred. I appreciate you asking. I appreciate that you’re here. I hope you aren’t sad when I’m done with us hugging. I seem to be done with the hug before you. It’s a lot of sensory information,…

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“You need to calm down.”

For November 2018, I’m exploring different things people have said to me, then the internal thoughts those remarks stirred. Today I had surgery. Today I might write a wee loud. I told every medical professional I met, from doctor to blood draw, that I’m on the autism spectrum, and I’m also sensory sensitive; so let’s…

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“You’re autistic, but…”

For November 2018, I’m exploring different things people have said to me, then the internal thoughts those remarks stirred. “Yes, you’re autistic…” “…but you’re so high function.” “…but my rheumatoid arthritis is worse.” “…but it’s only barely, right?” Okay. So what is “only barely” autistic? What is “high function,” in your mind? Am I the…

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“Women aren’t autistic.”

For November 2018, I’m writing daily posts where I explore different things people have said to me, then the internal thoughts those remarks stirred. I couldn’t disagree with you more. I daresay autism is equally common in males and females; the gender divide is the result of male-focused medical research, nothing more. But haven’t you…

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