Monthly Archives: May 2015
Guest Post by Melissa Fields
Melissa is an Autistic adult who writes about her experiences here and here.
I can’t take anymore being unheard,
of being always wrong,
of being always misunderstood
just let me duct tape my mouth and become a part of the wall.
Because everything i say and do and think is always
and always wrong, wrong, wrong.
When i say that certain words, smells, textures, etc., bother me, i am not lying or trying to be mean and difficult.
I am telling the truth.
My mind works on a different plain than a normal person’s does.
I need much more reassurance.
I need more hugs.
I need more patience.
I need more time to process what is being said or done.
I need more time to collect the thoughts i am speaking.
I can’t do normal. I don;’t know how to do normal.
When i speak, it is sometimes too loud because of my excitement.
When i speak, i sometimes use the wrong words because my mind gets literally logjammed.
Melissa talks more about why she writes here: Why I Write What I Write