OTHERS

Finding My Voice Through Advocacy

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Margaux W

Proudly Autistic

This summer was the beginning of a revelation, you could even say it was the beginning of a revolution. I didn't think receiving my diagnosis of Autism would make me so happy and give me a larger purpose in life, but it has.

I had multiple employment mishaps, and felt entirely defeated. My world, as I knew it, came crashing down around me. People I considered to be more-than-work-acquaintances completely ostracized me. I was sad, depressed and my self worth plummeted.

With my constant light sensitivity and the horrible way it made me feel, my day-to-day life was interrupted by this constant sensory overload. The hours of research I did and the doctors I saw didn't provide me any answers. My Autism diagnosis did.
Now, I advocate. I am an Activist for Autism rights. I have 'met' some wonderful and incredibly inspirational people with the same ideas as me. I finally found where I fit in. I write. I create videos. I make incredibly colourful art and I am very active on social media.

It's funny how something that is powered by such negative energy (losing my job) can be transformed in to positive energy (activism). I believe my life as an Autistic Woman should be shared. I have made passionate videos and I am always learning. I always want to share my knowledge.

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