“The gloves, the mask, it’s a whole production.” — The Unabashed Autist

I had an interesting conversation with M, recently. He wanted to understand why I was disappointed when a stranger figured out I’m autistic after dining with us. He suggested I may be ashamed of being autistic. I thought about it and attempted to explain the concept of masking. It’s not about shame; it’s pragmatism. The…

Source: “The gloves, the mask, it’s a whole production.” — The Unabashed Autist

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