Represent Autistic Women in the Media – Huffington Post

“I am fourteen. The clock ticks in the waiting room of The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is open in my lap. But I am not autistic. I am… sweetly odd, when I’m not wielding honesty like a blunt and clumsy weapon. I have a nose ring. A boyfriend. I’m so uninterested in maths that I’m tallying creative ways to storm from class so I can read, with the adult library card I blagged, in the ‘Quiet Room’. I am a girl.”

Featured on the UK Huffington Post front page 1/4/16 – 3/4/16. Read as a PDF.

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