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




December 31, 1993 


[New Year’s Resolutions:]


9. Never let others persuade me that I am a mindless & foolish “idiot”.


10. Love my emotional, turbulent, expressive, creative self. Love me no matter what! =) Love me always – serve myself with love. Babble, babble, oh babble.


Kalpita Pathak
Age 18


Just by existing we are persevering, my fellow #neurokin. ❤️❤️❤️


My New Year’s Resolutions have not changed in the past almost-thirty years but now they are less “crisis mode” and more “maintenance mode”, so there’s that. Fortitude and a strange, persistent optimism.