What It Means To Be Highly Empathetic, And Autistic

Alaina Leary
Apr 3, 2017 · 8 min read
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Ascribing generalizations to a diverse group of people only serves to harm us.

As the saying goes, ‘If you met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person.’

I would have loved for a medical professional who understood the unique challenges I was dealing with.

I’ve been afraid to admit that I’m autistic, because I didn’t want my friends to fall into the trap of thinking that I’m unfeeling and don’t know how to love.

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Alaina Leary

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Editor, publishing Swiss army knife, and activist living in Boston, Massachusetts. Social media editor for We Need Diverse Books. www.alainaleary.com.

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Alaina Leary

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Editor, publishing Swiss army knife, and activist living in Boston, Massachusetts. Social media editor for We Need Diverse Books. www.alainaleary.com.

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The conversation is much more interesting when everyone has a voice. Media funded and run by women; new content daily.

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