It’s almost like non-autistic people think we can’t read or don’t have feelings and can’t be hurt by the stuff they’re saying.
We’re autistic, not stupid. Sure some autistic people can’t read, but then loads of non-autistic people can’t read.
We are not emotionally void idiots.
We hurt like you.
We bleed like you.
Yes we are different in someways (and that differs massively from one autistic person to the next) but one thing that is the same for all of us is the length of time it can take us to recover from mental and physical exhaustion.
Most of the time I avoid all the nasty things people say about autistic people, but it’s been really difficult this time.
And then be kinder.
Thank you if you read this far.
Artist Website: https://kristiannedrake.wordpress.com/
Awkward Demographic: a blog about my Autism: https://awkwarddemographic.wordpress.com/
- In Common is not for profit. We rely on donations from readers to keep the site running. Could you help to support us for as little as 25p a week? Please help us to carry on offering independent grass roots media. Visit: https://www.patreon.com/incommonsoton