The Content of My Medical History Should Not Change Your Opinion of Me

I've recently learned that I'm not like most other people. Being autistic, my brain works in very different ways than a majority of humans out there. One way I think differently is that I am greatly affected by my environment and the people around me. I can be made uncomfortable to the point of distraction …

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What Trauma Takes from You

People say that to live a human existence is traumatic. Many normal human experiences are inherently life-altering and depending on one's sensitivity or vulnerability or resilience to/practice with enduring change, these experiences can cause trauma. Fortunately, within the post-trauma dissembling/chaos, we are generally able to re-assemble ourselves over time, experience post-traumatic growth and carry on, …

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Being Undiagnosed Autistic can Lead to Learning Who You Truly Are Much Later in Life

I have a theory that we are all essentially living the same life. We are born into circumstances that we do not choose. We are raised, more or less, by our families who do the best they can. We learn in and out of school what is expected of us in society, based on other …

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