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




December 16, 1993  


I guess I’m really confused about L. He appeared to be interested in what I have to say, then avoidance. WHY? So … I start to freak out & he continues to ignore me. A VISCIOUS cycle.



Kalpita Pathak
Age 18


Why is it when he and his friends want to spend the entire weekend watching all three (back then there were only three) Star Wars films and one-upping each other’s trivia-knowledge, it’s totally acceptable but I talk about Terminator 2 and its utter awesomeness over drinks *one time* and poof! He’s gone. ? I happily did the former, he could have done the latter for ten, maybe twenty minutes. Right? Right?


I am still confused about this contrived #socialetiquette thing.