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An Autistic Perspective – Stimming & Masking – Neurodivergent Rebel

Those stims that I do when I’m trying to be quiet and still, and not disruptive, tend to actually be stims that aren’t very good for me, like ripping off my fingernails, and things that hurt.  So, … Source: An Autistic Perspective – Stimming & Masking – Neurodivergent Rebel

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The Life Autistic: A Thing or Two About ‘Masking’ – The Life Autistic

It still takes many people by surprise that I “function” normally. That I “get sarcasm.” That my reactions are mostly normal. That I empathize, embrace people, and try to ha… Source: The Life Autistic: A Thing or Two About ‘Masking’ – The Life Autistic

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Masking and caring – an #actuallyautistic perspective. | The other side

What I do have is a complex relationship with masking – which I want to be honest and hopefully nuanced about.  Stigma exists, often we don’t have a choice (those of us who’ve lea… Source: Masking and caring – an #actuallyautistic perspective. | The other side