Autistic As Fxxk origin story

Can you believe it’s been a year since I launched Autistic As Fxxk?? 🤯 Here’s the origin story of the website to celebrate the one-year anniversary!

The idea for this website began way back in my childhood. Even though I only got diagnosed with autism at the age of 20, I had a selective mutism diagnosis at the age of 4 and loved coding and designing websites as a child (this was during the era of Geocities websites). I felt deeply isolated and wanted so badly to connect with other people like me. I remember telling my mom that my ultimate dream was to create a website to connect with and help people with selective mutism.

In 2016, I decided to start a blog to share my Autistic experiences, after having a horrible experience with an autism organisation in my country. Maintaining the blog was a struggle as my self-esteem was at an all-time low and the blog fizzled out after a short while.

NeuroDeviant Manifesto

First draft of my manifesto for my old blog.

In 2021, I had the idea to create an Instagram account called Autistic As Fxxk. I designed and conceptualised the logo, aesthetic and ethos that you see on this website today. But the timing still wasn’t right and I had lots of self-doubt on how my content would be received by people.

On 6 May 2023, I finally felt ready to launch Autistic As Fxxk. And the rest, as they say, is history!

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