When I was 23 years old, I was diagnosed as autistic. It was a bittersweet moment for me. On the one hand, it answered a lot of questions that had been accumulating since I was a child. On the other, it highlighted that a lot of the struggles I had faced when I was younger could have been avoided with the right support.
Moving forward, I want to focus on the things that I can do. Being autistic means that life is a challenge for me, every day, in a myriad of tiny ways that most others cannot see. I’ve created this website to be the resource that I wish I might have found as a teenager and recognised myself in.
I am a children’s author outside of the 9-5, with my non-fiction debut The Autistic Guide to Adventure due to be published in 2022.