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What Hiding My Autism Costs Me

It’s painful and exhausting to ‘mask’ Autism — but I have no other choice

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Recently, I’ve become obsessed with the Instagram account MyAutisticPartner, which follows the lives of an allistic (that is, non-Autistic) man and his wife Boo, an Autistic nurse. It gives me a glimpse into a world I wish I could inhabit: a life…