My name is Lydia, and I am a freelance journalist, with bylines in The Independent, Disability Arts Online, The Mid Sussex Times, The Argus, Brighton & Hove Independent, Byline Festival Blog, BN1 Magazine, and more. I blog here in order to document my Aspergers Syndrome.
I was diagnosed (at long last) as being on the Autistic Spectrum, in January 2015, two months shy of my sixteenth birthday. This blog had been around prior to that-in fact, I started it in July 2012-but because of it, I started to write about it here. Alongside this, I have also been documenting undertaking a journalism diploma, as well as going freelance, alongside product reviews, interviews, and more.
Where does this blog get its name from?
“Mademoiselle” is a reference to two women; Sylvia Plath had an internship at Mademoiselle Magazine, which formed the basis for her novel, The Bell Jar. Elle Magazine also had a columnist, for a while, writing under the name ‘Mademoiselle’.
These two women embodied intelligence with a love for fashion. They were also two brilliant journalists, proving that style and substance aren’t mutually exclusive.