It used to really bother me that I was a ‘weirdo’. I know that I’m seen as weird because I’m genuinely not what people have ever experienced previously. I don’t hide much. I do have private aspects of my life but I’m generally open about the stuff I’m passionate about. I take my input on trying to contribute to changing the way people see mental health and autism seriously. If that means showing exactly who I am so that I stand out… so be it. I have literally tried not to stand out and it never works so I must be meant to not stand out so not even trying anymore. If I’m weird then I don’t care because at least I’m not average and boring!