Photo bu Stu Allsopp
Diagnosis for autism was a surprisingly unequivocal call for my psychologist.
Ever since I’ve been filling in the gaps. As we approach February I’m shocked to find I’m almost a year old (diagnostically speaking). March 4th will be my birthday.
The other night I had a powerful dream that I was interviewed on national television about being autistic. To articulate what this means in public was clearly wish fulfilment of a kind. I guess I’m tired of being on the margins where I’m invisible and expected to be a good quiet autistic who continues to resemble the neurotypical person everyone (including me) thought I was.
You see I’m learning something important. I don’t want to be that person – one who has to work against my nature and cultural affinities.
Part of this is speaking up and out about everyday matters and expressing my preferences more…
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