What does an autism-friendly life look like?
Our society doesn’t have many examples of what healthy, neurodiverse lives can look like. Sure, we tout lists of people who are openly autistic or otherwise neurodiverse to show that it is possible, but that doesn’t show us how to do it well on a day-to-day basis.
So when you’re done trying to be “normal,” and want to craft a life that is better suited to your unique autistic mind-body, it can be a disorienting experience. For me, it felt for a long while like I was lost in the deep dark woods.
In this video, I compare that experience to the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and then continue the story past when she gets away form the wolf and tries to find her own path out of the woods.
What do you think of my analogy? Does it resonate with you? Or how else would you describe your experience? You’re welcome to leave your thoughts in the comments below.