A brilliant post from a fellow advocate which explains my current frustrations within the online autistic community. 🌸
I hope my message comes across properly. I spent 20 minutes writing this before going to sleep because I really needed to get it off my chest.
Around this time 6 months ago, I was at my student house on my own as everyone else had gone home for Christmas. I was desperate to hide from the world that I hated.
On Christmas Day while everyone else was opening presents, having dinner with friends and family and sharing love and Christmas cheer, I was sat on my own in a dark room, eating tuna straight out of the tin with a bottle of wine on the side.
I felt hopeless, desperate and alone. No one understood what I was going through, and I wasn’t sure how much longer I could go on for.
I didn’t go to or flopped each of my university exams. I barely even left the house…
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