Yes, Autistic People Do Have Feelings

I used to have a friend in a wheelchair. He was charismatic and well-spoken. Enough to be unnerving. There were lots of unsavory people around him. I didn't realize how lonely he was.

"I'd much rather have Asperger's," he told me one day when he was drunk. Which was always. "Most people will at least give you a chance."

He was half-right. I'd rather have Asperger's than be in a wheelchair. I can hide it on a good day, under optimal circumstances. But it's not quite an invisible disability. People do see the difference early on. They just don't always know what it is.


How People With Asperger’s Can Be Charismatic

When someone is different and not liked, they call them weird. Awkward. Creepy. They wrinkle their noses and they say in that disgusting faux-puzzled tone: "There's something *strange* about her."

But when someone is different and loved, they call it charisma.

If you have Asperger's, you're naturally on the strange side of that divide. Cheer up though. You've got some things working in your favor.

Cognitive Differences

Is It Depression Or Intelligence?

So I just started taking Prozac. I don't know how I feel about it yet. Calmer, for sure. But not comfortable.

It took a lot for me to admit I need help. Not only did I have bad experiences when I was younger, but I always felt that antidepressants drowned out the truth. Sadness comes with questioning things. But then my therapist fired me, my boyfriend threatened to dump me, and I was lying around smoking weed all night until dawn. I was out of options.