The Cosby news has triggered me. I am so elated that he has been found guilty, but watching the grief and relief of the survivors was so deep and intense.
I have processed much of my grief and relief these past 15 years. I don’t dwell in that world now. It used to define me…
For someone who grew up not knowing any of the rules, not really being taught the important parts of life and basically feeling lost about adulting for most of my adult life the internet has been a godsend for me (and everyone, but I’m just focusing on me for a sec) :)
I am the autistic mother of an autistic daughter, and both my mother and her mother’s lives only truly make sense when viewed through the lens of autism. The meltdowns, solitude, self-medication, and uniqueness became clear to me when I began to understand my daughter’s autism and then my own.