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Opinion: I’m Autistic. I Didn’t Know Until I Was 27.

Marianne Eloise, New York Times |

“When I was growing up, I was as unkind to myself as other people often were to me: I called myself evil, cold, weird. I internalized the worst things anyone could say because I believed them. Looking back at that child now, and that disruptive teenager, I just want her to know that she is loved. I see her staring so intently at her books or her train set or her Game Boy and I wish I could tell her that she’s autistic — and that it isn’t only OK, but good.”

Marianne Eloise

Marianne Eloise is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Vice, The Guardian and other outlets.

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