My New Interest

I recently got into watching TedTalks on YouTube. I am watching TedTalk videos on Autism. But there is a caveat to that. I am watching videos where women with Autism are speaking. Call me sexist if you’d like but I have spoken to Christ knows how many men my own age I have talked to with ASD. I know some women but they are kind of far and few. Plus my agency has been on hiatus since March’s COVID pandemic hit so I have not had a chance to interact with them. On top of that, no offense, but  a lot of them will probably never get the chance or means of doing public speaking. The number of people with Autism or, in the case of the video I am watching as I write this, ADHD, who are inspirational is staggering. But how many of those are “famous” for raising awareness or the right reasons? I will attach a link to the video I am watching now. I HIGHLY suggest you watch it. It’s only 17 minutes long and will not take all day to watch. But I can sure as Hell assure you it will make you think. All the stuff Jessica McCabe says in this video is true with me. But going back to my original point of why I am watching women is because it gives me a different perspective on my world, my life, my passion  So I highly suggest checking out some of these videos  Just go to YouTube, look up TedTalks Autism and just pick whichever video looks appealing to you. It’ll change your perspective, if only a little. Trust me…it did for me. Thanks for reading!

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

One thought on “My New Interest”

  1. I love the Ted Talks. I am glad that you are listening to Women. We are always left out when it comes to Autism. We are so different with how we present with our Autism. We deserve to have our voices heard. We need to have our voices heard as women with Autism! People act like they are shocked when they find out that I have Autism because I am Female. I am proud to have be a woman with Autism!

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