How to feel miserable as an Autistic person

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A little post inspired by Keri Smith’s “How to Feel Miserable as an Artist”. Unfortunately, not everything on this list can be avoided, especially if you’re multiply marginalised.

  1. Believe that there’s something wrong with you.
  2. Compare yourself to neurotypicals.
  3. Have no access to resources and supports that you need. (Unfortunately a reality for many Autistics.)
  4. Never indulge in or talk about your special interest.
  5. Suppress all your stims. (Sadly, not everyone has the privilege to stim freely in public.)
  6. Force yourself to endure sensory overload all the time.
  7. Never connect with other Autistic folks.
  8. Constantly seek validation from neurotypicals.
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