Hi! My name is Alexandra and I’ll be your guide on this journey through my experiences as an autistic woman.
My blog here has been through some changes over the years, not unlike myself! From the early days on Blogspot, through the transfer over here to WordPress. And now perhaps the biggest change of all, from Married, With Aspergers (a title that felt increasingly distant from where I am in my life today) to My Autistic Dance.
It’s not only this blog: I’ve evolved myself and you can read about that in here. I started out, like many of us do, knowing little about autism and possibly even less about myself. I’ve been growing and learning over time and I think that shows in my writing.
I began as just me, setting out on this journey alone. (Well, I was married but the journey documented here is my own). Along the way I met fellow travellers, other autistic folks writing about their own journeys. Some good friendships have resulted, while other people were on paths that took them off in a different direction.
The most important thing I have learned on my journey is that I am not alone. I am part of an extended family of autistic people: my neurotribe. I feel at home among my people, I belong. And that feeling of support has given me the confidence to be myself.
The best thing about life today is that I am free from having to fit other people’s ideas of who I ought to be. It’s been a weight off my shoulders, it’s brought me a lot of joy. It’s inspired me to dance. I hope you’ll join me for a while on my journey.