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I Wanted to “Cure My Autism,” Too– One Autistic Woman's Story of Internalized Ableism » The Aspergian
While reading this brilliant and informative article, Destroying the “Lack of Empathy” Myth in the Wake of Bleach Enemas & Autistic Abuse, I was reminded of the many times in my life that I wanted to “cure my autism,” too, which prompted me to want to tell my own story of internalized ableism. I had absolutely no idea how much I hated myself (or even what internalized ableism was) until I was in my mid-thirties and had a complete nervous breakdown. It took that, me completely losing my sanity, to realize what I had been doing to myself, why it was wrong, and why IRead More →