Autistic people are sharing their stories and experiences with the new hashtag #MyAutisticTruth. The hashtag is helping to raise awareness and understanding about what it’s like to be autistic.
The #MyAutisticTruth hashtag was started by Lyric, commonly known as NeuroDivergent Rebel, a queer autistic self-advocate, author and speaker. Lyric wanted to create a space for autistic people to share their experiences and stories in their own words, and they succeeded.
Since the launch of the hashtag, autistic people have been sharing their stories of both struggle and triumph. One common thread among many stories is the feeling of not being understood or appreciated for who they are and how being autistic affects them in ways not often talked about by medical professionals or neurotypical people.
Another common theme is the difficulty of navigating a world that isn’t designed for autistic people.
Many of the stories shared under the #MyAutisticTruth hashtag are reminders that there is no one way to be autistic. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning many lived experiences exist.
The #MyAutisticTruth hashtag is helping to connect people and raise awareness and acceptance of what it’s like to be autistic beyond the stereotypes. In addition, the stories shared under the hashtag are a reminder that there is no one way to be autistic; each person experiences autism in unique ways. What’s your autistic truth?