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The Girl Who Didn’t Know How To Be: The Illustrated Story Of An Autistic Girl
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Art, Illustration6 years ago

The Girl Who Didn’t Know How To Be: The Illustrated Story Of An Autistic Girl

The Girl Who Didn’t Know How To Be is an unique picture book about neurodiversity and what it means to be different in this world. I was working on it and feel extremely passionate about the whole project. I really want to share this story with the rest of the world!

This story highlights the difficulties autistic people encounter every day, the ignorance and discrimination against them. In recent years awareness of autism has grown, but at the same time there is a growing belief that autistic people must conform to society’s expectations and perfectly fit into its conventional imaginary pattern created to control society.

Basically the book itself is an allegory of an autistic person, but at the same time perfectly portrays anyone who feels different and struggles to fit in.

More info: kickstarter.com

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JamieAcree
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6 years ago

This summed me up very well. I am a 37 year old woman, who has autism. People either ignored me or treated me worse than dirt. They expected me to be normal or else. And then we have people like Honey Boo Boo and her mother, and people are crazy about that and all of these celebrities making an ass of themselves. People obviously think that's funny, but look at autism like it was the plague. But I am my own person. Even if there is a cure for autism someday in my lifetime, despite all of the negative things about it, I would turn down a cure. There are so many things that I am very good at, and that would probably go away if I am able to be cured. I am speaking on behalf of myself and anyone with autism or any other so called "imperfection according to the public." The only freaks are the ones who will not accept anything other than what they consider "normal."

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

You go, girl! I agree, people with autism should consider it an opportunity to prove that you can still be just as good at things as others.

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Ella Sherman
Community Member
5 years ago

I have a friend who is autistic and he is amazing I love him remember different is a good thing and he is no worse than anyone else

jbmilam
Community Member
6 years ago

beautiful

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JamieAcree
Community Member
6 years ago

This summed me up very well. I am a 37 year old woman, who has autism. People either ignored me or treated me worse than dirt. They expected me to be normal or else. And then we have people like Honey Boo Boo and her mother, and people are crazy about that and all of these celebrities making an ass of themselves. People obviously think that's funny, but look at autism like it was the plague. But I am my own person. Even if there is a cure for autism someday in my lifetime, despite all of the negative things about it, I would turn down a cure. There are so many things that I am very good at, and that would probably go away if I am able to be cured. I am speaking on behalf of myself and anyone with autism or any other so called "imperfection according to the public." The only freaks are the ones who will not accept anything other than what they consider "normal."

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

You go, girl! I agree, people with autism should consider it an opportunity to prove that you can still be just as good at things as others.

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Ella Sherman
Community Member
5 years ago

I have a friend who is autistic and he is amazing I love him remember different is a good thing and he is no worse than anyone else

jbmilam
Community Member
6 years ago

beautiful

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