Welcome to Woman With Asperger’s. Who am I? I am a multiracial (African-American, European, and American Indian) woman diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2010. Come walk on my journey with me through this blog, in which I will try to make sense of what this all means.
Because of this, you will see some information-gathering and articles about various aspects of AS. You will also see my personal thoughts, experiences, and feelings here too. You may also see some poetry. In all of this, I will try to not only communicate and understand my reality, but also reach out to others in my shoes, which means that I will be blogging on topics of interest to Aspies in general, other women with Asperger’s, and Aspies of color. This is because I am convinced that in many ways we are underdiagnosed, underserved, and misunderstood. However, I do want to make clear that this blog is open and welcome to everyone insofar as discussions are concerned, since one of my purposes is to include, not exclude.
Why is the subtitle of this blog “Defying Stereotypes Since 1976″? It’s because the typical idea of an Aspie — at least in the United States from which I live and blog — is a socially awkward, overly nerdy white/Caucasian male. So what to make of a multiracial female with the disorder? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.
So now that you’re here, you have a lot of options. You can read my current blog posts, see a little information about this blog, read a basic description of Asperger Syndrome, find out a little about neurodiversity, check out what I’m reading, or look at the list of resources that I’ve collected along the way. Or you can read some of my Aspie poetry.
Nicole Nicholson, Founder
Woman With Asperger’s