This could have been a terrible moment… but it wasn’t! It was the best! @cakeandmadness is an #ownvoices reader who share’s Peta’s diagnoses/neurodivergence. I’m so relieved she rated Peta Lyre FIVE STARS!!!
I cried happy tears when I finished reading – it was so good and so validating to feel SEEN; to see someone like me written BY someone like me.
Goodreads review here ~ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3199642336
Pre orders are open all over the place, including Booktopia!
This article “We are not OK”, from The Autistic Advocate, is not an easy read.
I wouldn’t recommend it if you are feeling down. BUT it’s important to recognise the side effects of masking (pretending to be neurotypical). For this reason, I’d say the article is of more benefit to the neurotypicals in our life. For them to see and – hopefully – understand.
It contains a brief introduction, content warnings, and then a loooong list of comments from autists/autistic people on how they feel about masking, repercussions, anxiety and depression. I’ll be honest, I didn’t read them all.