Ask an Autistic Woman
Want a female perspective on autism?
I'm an actually autistic woman who's open for questions about the spectrum. I can also offer my take on co-morbid depression and anxiety from an autistic person's perspective, since I've been through that dark place before.
Like many autistic women, I didn't receive my diagnosis until later in life. Autistic women do this thing called masking. If you'd like to ask me about discovering autism later in life, or about how masking affects autistic women, I'm certainly versed in those areas.
I can also answer questions about autistic people in the workplace. I've had a wide variety of part-time jobs in my life, and a couple full-time careers, before I settled into teaching. If you're an employer, I can tell you how to create a more neurodiverse workplace for autistic people.
Please bear in mind that autistic people are just as different from one another as any other individual within a group, so while I can give you my ideas, they may not line up with another person's experiences.
1 Simbi per question, 10 questions per month, because I get overwhelmed easily.
Training & Qualifications
I am actually autistic. I am female. I can help you understand how this intersectionality of minorities feels in our current world.
My educational background is in creative writing and English, and my professional background is in copywriting and teaching, so I'm also skilled at communicating virtually in a way that's accessible to a variety of audiences. (That's a fancy way of saying I'm qualified for pleasant online conversation.)
Availability & Preferences
For questions? I'm available almost every morning. I teach in the evenings.