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Human Parts

This Is Us

What Hiding My Autism Costs Me

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

Photo of a man with his eyes covered by flowers.
Photo: Noah Buscher/Unsplash

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…

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Devon Price

Devon Price

He/Him or It/Its. Social Psychologist & Author of LAZINESS DOES NOT EXIST and UNMASKING AUTISM. Links to buy: https://linktr.ee/drdevonprice