Welcome to Woman With Asperger’s. Who am I? I am a multiracial (African-American, European, and American
Indian indigenous/First Peoples) poet diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2010. Come walk on my journey with me through this blog, in which I will try was trying 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 was trying to not only communicate and understand my reality, but also reach out to others in my shoes, which means that I will be blogging blogged on topics of interest to Aspies autistics in general, other , women with Asperger’s autistic women and Aspies of autistics 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 autistic — 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 autistic 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,
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 autism poetry.
Nicole Nicholson, Founder
Woman With Asperger’s
UPDATE (6/10/14): The blog is now on semi-permanent hiatus, but you can still read some of my old posts and explore around. Comments are closed on blog posts except those published in the last 30 days. The strikethrough text is included from previous versions of this page to indicate changes both in this blog and in my understanding of neurodiversity.