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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:
“You are slowly killing me with your random chaos
Making my life unlivable
Reduced to survival
Feeding on tranquilizers
Drowning in sleep
I am slowly forgetting
The memories that made me notorious
But the sounds haunt me clearly
Every car door is an M80
Every creaking door a screaming child
Every scraping and/or booming sound a barking dog
Panic, startle, (if I can remember, breathe) tranq- repeat.
This is not a life.
This is my life.”
Find more from autisticaplanet at her website