Neuronormative bullshit I’ve had to unlearn

Bullshit #1

I should pretend that everything is fine when I’m overstimulated.

Bullshit #2

I should suppress my stims so that people won’t be weirded out by me.

Bullshit #3

I should force myself to make eye contact with people I’m speaking to.

Bullshit #4

I should tough it out and not ask for accommodations.

Bullshit #5

I should put in 110% effort all the time to avoid being seen as “incompetent”.

Bullshit #6

I should have an exceptional talent at something so that people will see me as “worthy”.

Bullshit #7

My life won’t truly begin until I learn to appear completely neurotypical.

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