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The Painfully High Price of Autistic Masking – Part 1 » The Aspergian
Hello, I’m Jaime, and I’m an autistic woman. As an autistic woman of a certain age (I’m 39), I grew up in the 1980s and 1990s when, in order to be seen as autistic, you absolutely had to be three things: 1) A child. 2) Nonverbal. 3) A boy. I may have fit into the category of “child” at one point in my life, but I have never been non-verbal, and I am a cisgender female. Like many autistic women my age, I lived in a very confusing, isolating, and terrifying world when I was younger. Since I got good grades in school (save mathRead More →