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The Masks I Wear Every Day as an Autistic Person

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Masking as an autistic person. I honestly don’t even know where to begin. In the past 30 seconds, I’ve been at my keyboard, I’ve had five ideas, and they’re still coming.

If you could see the level of frustration on my brow right now, you would know I’m not masking this. But there are times throughout our day that even the best of us, and the most careful not to mask, do.

Before we get too deep into this, let’s take a quick look at what masking really is. First off, it’s an exhausting experience that takes a mental toll.

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