I may have Aspergers but…

 

I may have Aspergers Syndrome but….

It does not mean that I am broken; nor does it mean that I am indeed of what you think is a ‘cure’.
I am still a person behind the label. We have thoughts too, you know; we love and hate, we cry and laugh.
I’m human too.
We still have crushes.
We also have our own interests, as we are not just apparently ‘blank’, staring off into space. A lot goes on inside our heads, probably more than we wish to share or know how to talk about.
I still love.
We love to be a part of a group, in moderation. We find it hard to make/keep friends, but social isolation is just so hard.
We can still empathise.
We still care.
Apparently we have a lack of imagination, which seems to go with ‘creative spark’, whatever that means. I disagree, as I think that we can still be creative-just in our own way.
I still have my own ambitions. As well as opinions.
I still may struggle with the basic things neurotypical people also struggle with.
This does not mean I am any less loyal.
I still understand people, just not the situation.

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Throughout my ‘educational life’ I knew that I was different, but I am tired of being told to fit into a stereotypical box-the label of my condition already has so many preconceptions that I disagree with. I am human, as is everyone on the spectrum; we think, we feel, but are just ultimately different.
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26 Comments

  1. August 14, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Such a fab post, I think a lot of people forget that anyone with a disability, disease or mental health problem is still a person inside! xx

  2. SaarBlogs
    August 16, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    People so often forget this – a “label” does not equal a set number of characteristics!

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      And with a Spectrum, it’s silly to suggest otherwise! A lot of people regard me as not being ‘human’ with this label, so it needed to be written 🙂

  3. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)
    August 16, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    People always forget that one thing does not prevent you to be other thing at the same time. Like you are still a human being. You are different but you are still human. That’s why I don’t like labels.

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      You see, I like having this label, as it forms part of my identity, and why I feel the need to write-but it is what people perceive that’s the problem..

  4. Liz Brannan
    August 16, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    This is such a lovely and informative post! A lot of people don’t know the issues with Asperger’s so you should be proud of yourself to post this! Labels are created because people don’t know and it takes someone brave like you to show people it’s not all what the labels say!
    Liz x
    naturalhazardsandmore.blogspot.co.uk

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Thank you lovely! I like having the label, as it means I have a diagnosis, and it defines part of my diagnosis-I just have the problem with what is perceived 🙂

  5. August 16, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    This is a Great post! I believe everyone is creative just in all different and beautiful ways! Xxx

  6. August 21, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Really lovely words, well written and so true! Nobody should be treated unfairly or differently. People are all equal x

  7. abbeylouisarose
    August 21, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    I think this is such an important post, Lydia! I think it’s fantastic that you’re not defined by your condition and that you seek to break the Mould and not be stereotypical! It’s such a shame that people seek to pigeon hole yourself and other people with aspergers, you are so much more than a diagnosis! You’re a fantastic woman and deserve to celebrate all your great qualities!
    Abbey

    • August 21, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      Thank you Abbey; you made me tear up a little x

  8. Gabija
    August 21, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Loved every line of this post- well written and very informative. It’s sad to think we as humans have created these labels in society that only increase stigma and isolation for those affected- people are people, no matter what struggle they may or may not be going through!
    Gabija

  9. August 21, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I love this post! 💟😊 Everyone is different and no one is made to fit into one box. If it would be that way, we would all be alike. We like you just the way you are! 👍

    • August 21, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      And if we were all alike, it would be a dull world!

  10. Amy
    August 21, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    This is such a great post – it’s such a shame that people do this with labels. Everyone deserves to be happy and proud of themselves! Xx

  11. August 21, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    beautifully written and very eye opening, I hope it educates people and gives them a better understanding of the condition. Thanks for sharing x

  12. August 21, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    THIs was such an interesting read, very informative and eye opening.
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  13. corinneandkirsty
    August 21, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I love the way you have written this post! I hope things change and that people don’t need posts like this in the future 🙂 x
    Kirsty

  14. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    August 21, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    This is a great post! Thank for for sharing it with us. The world is so horrible these days especially when it comes to things like disability and mental health. No matter what problems we have we are all just people and should all be treated the same 💖🍵

  15. thebakingbackpacker
    August 21, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Really loved the honesty of your post! Wish you didn’t have to feel that way but beautifully written x

  16. August 21, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    This is a great post.
    It’s awful that there are so many misconceptions, but the more people speak out, the more people understand.
    Cora ❤

  17. September 24, 2017 / 12:31 am

    Great post! I am a fellow Aspergian blogger 🙂 I definitely could relate to what you had to say here!

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