November 29, 2018

Autistic brains are beautiful.

Not only from the outside looking in, but also from the inside looking out.

We see a world full of intense complexity.

Brimming with beauty.

It can be overwhelming sometimes, to take in the beautiful and the bothersome, the glorious and the grating, the deeply exhilarating and the downright exhausting.




But over time, we learn to navigate this maze of information and emotions…

With stimming to calm us.

With special interests to delight us.

With self-advocacy to empower us.

And through it all, we try to remember – beyond our appearance, beyond our inabilities or super-abilities, beyond our communication or miscommunication – we are beautiful, all the way down to our brains.

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.