autism stuff 

thinking about a post i read the other day on quora about how "high functioning autism" basically just means "autistic people who have the capability of masking often/believably enough to be vaguely accepted by the status quo"

and how huge a problem this actually is, b/c most of these autistic folks who have to mask constantly suffer from chronic fatigue and probably have had their stims and other coping mechanisms trained out of them making it even harder to unwind when/if they can

autism stuff 

another problem with this is that people just expect them to constantly mask without downtime. which just isn't possible. and when someone's mask starts to fall apart because they aren't getting enough alone time or there are significant stressors using up too much of their energy, non-autistic people are rarely understanding of it

they either take it personally or just don't like that the person is doing things that they personally think are weird and unnecessary


autism stuff 

@cinnamon I'm feeling this so hard rn

Ive been crying for two hours (and for the past few days) bc of something that apparently seems trivial - or even good - to everyone around me

I feel like I'm overreacting, but at the same time i'm so fucking tired and stressed. Actually I'm not, bc those are NT words to describe very-much-not-NT emotions. They sound wrong and like an understatement, but it's as close as I can get

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