I’ve decided it’s time. I’m ‘coming out’ on tumblr…
I guess I’ll lose a few followers coz they think I’m a freak or whatever, but meh. I’ve just had enough of always hiding. I decided if I lose people or people think yuck or something, then I’m better off without them. I’d rather have a few followers who accept me as I really am.
OK, so… I have autism.
No, I’m not weird. No you wouldn’t guess by talking to me. In fact, people are usually shocked or don’t believe me when I tell them. People don’t notice anything ‘off’ about me when they meet me.
Being autistic means I’ve had a lot of trouble understanding how to relate to people and understand the world, but the thing is, autistic people are not fixed and stuck like that. We can LEARN! Yes it’s a struggle, but I can do regular things and talk in a normal way to people, it’s just a lot more effort to process things and I do it in a very different way from a non-autistic person. But all that goes on inside my head, invisibly. It’s not evident from my behaviour.
I’ve devoted much of my life to learning to fit in and I do. If you’ve met one person with autsim, you’ve met one person with autism. We’re all different. Autism looks different in girls than it does in males, too.
If you have any questions, please ask me.
And while I’m coming out, I may as well tell you the whole lot. I also have M.E., fibromyalgia, body dysmorphic disorder. And I’m in recovery from anorexia but it has damaged my digestive system.