This is the second part of a series on gaslighting and bullying. To read the first part, click here.
I did an interview with Terra Vance, The Aspergian site founder, who has a background in psychology
I have lived my life as an Autistic. I only found out aged 46.
I was relieved because it gave me so many answers to questions that had always plagued my existence, but it left me vulnerable. I was suddenly
Before I was diagnosed and was made aware of what shutdowns were, they always troubled me. I recall them happening many many times throughout my life, and it has taken me almost twenty years to come to fully understand them.
In the world of autism advocacy, it is rarely the autistic voices which are pioneered in the mainstream. Neurotypical advocates use their voice and their privilege to speak on behalf of, or in place of, the autistic community.
It was hard to come out as an aspie (a person with Asperger’s syndrome). I started with some people I thought would be the most safe, but I read that situation poorly. It’s a strong suit, really, almost like a