UNMASKED: Snippets & notes from a lifetime collection of journals (pre-diagnosis).
Advocating for autistic acceptance.
August 6, 1994
“Nite”! 🤣 My favorite kind of stimming is spelling words in unexpected ways. I love writing them and reading them later gives me a little sparkly jolt. ✨
These bursts of happy-stims are more than just novelties. They give me a sense of bliss and safety in a world that is fraught with anxiety and unpredictability.
Even in this brief journal entry, I can *feel* how frantic I am to mask and protect myself from the casual cruelty of others.
What are some fun stims you have that bring a little smile on your face and make you feel protected?