Morgan Harper Nichols
I didn’t realize until my autism diagnosis at age 31 that the amount of time I need to recover from things like eye contact, speaking, showering, etc. is more than “normal.” This makes “unmasking” hard. So I make art as imaginative images of what I want that to feel like. ♥️
Feb 20, 2023, 1:46:09 PM
We need non-autistic people to abandon preconceptions about autism, take our words at face value, have faith in our perspective, respect our differences (and not take them personally), be receptive to alternative communication methods and (respectfully) ask questions if they are concerned or confused by what we say or do. Only with the collaboration of non-autistic people can we overcome the debilitating loneliness so many autistic people feel.