UNMASKED: Snippets & notes from a lifetime collection of journals  (pre-diagnosis).
Advocating for autistic acceptance.




July 13, 1993


OH MY GOD! The thrill that rushes through me, forcing me to express my happiness by joyously jumping, twirling, dancing feeling. thank you, of thank you. I can do it! I do have ability!




Kalpita Pathak
Age 18


Electric, blissful stimming! Nothing can spoil that feeling, not even the heartbreak of knowing that at the tender age of eighteen, I already didn’t believe in myself (hmmm … wonder why 🤔). Nope, it’s all about the stim. Starbursts exploding with delight.