Given my experiences and difficulties around a disability I didn’t know I had, it was important and necessary to know and be able to talk about my disability.
But for anyone who deals with something, others should be okay with it. We’re spiritual beings having a human experience, and part of being human is being able to write about things. ‘My Story’ is a one off, it’s raw, unchanged, and unaltered.
What I write about is the raw nuts and bolts. A problem shared is a problem halved. I had already unconsciously worked out that if I was able to talk about my ‘stuff’ I would begin to feel better.
When something doesn’t feel right our behaviour changes. Antisocial norms as they’re called keep us from engaging in uncomfortable issues and moments that can lead to real and significant change.
It is true. This is why my writing helps me, why my Book Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm’ will help too. My book paves the way for me to understand what was a difficult life.
For those like me who have Autism, it ‘locks us away.’ and I never understood that. I know now it is why I retreated into my own world without stopping to think about what was happening around me, not questioning other people’s behaviour.
It is also because my emotions are extensively impaired that I could never contain or place my thoughts, or rationale those situations. My writing brings me out of that.
As a child, I could see what was going on around me, but I wasn’t always able to connect with those experiences. Autism locked me away, it protected me. Autism is part of ‘My Story’. On the universal plane, the reasoning behind my story, could belong to anyone of us.
For those of us who deal with autism, we will use our routine as a way of getting us through a chaotic world, which we can’t always understand, or cope with as non-autistic people can. This is where my writing, and ‘My Books’ help.