The Inner Me

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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: “For this autistic, anxiety is the name of the game. Everything is amplified. Sensory input and emotional processing are two examples. I take medication to help me manage. To keep from losing my balance, I have to say no a lot. Social and sensory exposure are kept to a strict minimum. Lately, I’m screaming a lot on the inside, hoping I don’t do it out loud..”

Find more from autisticaplanet at her website

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