I struggle a lot with how to describe synesthesia (specifically projection synesthesia). I have a lot of “versions” of it, and also experience “versions” of associative synesthesia (more on that in a sec). What I can say about synesthesia is that when I experience it, it is just “known.”
I’ve really struggled a lot with anger over such a late diagnosis (for both autism and synesthesia). I was angry for six months last year processing how much time and money I’ve spent in various therapists offices SHOUTING. AT. THE. TOP. OF. MY. LUNGS. “I am different, I am different, I am different. How am I different? Why am I different?”
My first Reel series has reached 3.8 million people. I am so happy to now understand “why I am so different.” Apparently a lot of other people are too!! So that begs the question, “what does ‘being different’ really mean?
I didn’t need medicine, I needed to develop coping skills, and with that came the knowledge that things don’t bother me the same way (stressors or people) when I’m taking care of myself. What do I “want to do” or “where I will be in 10 years?” As you can see, I have absolutely
My journey to my autism diagnosis has been as hilarious as the rest of my life. It started with a Human Lie Detector (who was a crock of cracker in a barrel), sidestepped to a diagnosis of Synesthesia, and while my psychologist agreed with my self diagnosis of Autism, she was not qualified (I discovered) to do a “full assessment.”