Having vs Being Autistic

Extra Holly
2 min readJan 13, 2022

Remove the autism, remove me.

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Knowing that I am autistic is a revelation for me.

I am used to having “mental illnesses” like anxiety and depression, things that could, hypothetically, be cured. I could take medications, do therapy, exercise, whatever, and I should be able to get better.

Not the case with autism.

Extra Holly

Internet enthusiast. Very into my dog and learning new things. Overthinker, pattern-recognizer. Late-dx neuroqueer.