Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She has had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She’s been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as the MAAP Newsletter, a publication for those with ASD and those who love them.
About this photo: “I was part of a family. I belonged. I was loved unconditionally, and then I was separated from my mother and sister. We had a cozy home on the back porch of a ranch house. Then, I got separated, moved without permission to the living room window sill. I see the beauty outside the window, lush spring green, but I feel empty inside. I’m teetering on the edge. I feel like I could lose control at any moment. Circumstances beyond my control took over. I miss my family. I am alone out here. Nobody cares. – The Depressed Bunny
This is a craft bunny that belonged to my mother. I used her and made up a story for her to tell. It parallels my feelings of separation, anxiety, depression, alienation and loss.”