UNMASKED: Snippets & notes from a lifetime collection of journals (pre-diagnosis).
Advocating for autistic acceptance.
September 10, 1993
Well – here I am in lovely [historical city for college]. And once again I’ve fooled myself.
Ah, the autistic friendship cycle. This one didn’t take long to get to the bad place: less than three weeks after my freshman year began. There is a reason why my best and longest friendships have been with characters from my favorite books, tv shows, and movies. And my dogs.
Not Another Autistic Advocate well-describes the painful, confusing, and lonely cycle of friendships many autistic people experience.