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hold_sway
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06 Dec 2021, 10:26 am

Hello all,

I’m hold_sway, or L.

As a teenager, I was a member of WP (mid-00s) prior to my gender transition under my old name. I decided to leave the board because I was convinced I was wrong about myself and went about life pretending I wasn’t autistic. But after 15 years of masking I am finally accepting my status as an autistic person and working toward neuropsych evaluations after both my psychiatrist and therapist have strongly urged me to consider it.

I’m non-binary transmasculine, and I think one of the reasons it was hard for me to get a diagnosis was because I was socialized as a girl. However, I was hyperlexic as a small child, have been dyspraxic ever since I can remember, and stimmed regularly as a kid. I do still sometimes, of course.

I’m just shy of 32 years old. My primary interests are poetry and music, but some of my more narrow interests and restrictions at the moment include dressing monochromatically and card/chance games. I live in the northeastern United States with my significant other, who is not autistic, and our cat. I work in instructional design.

I’m eager to make friends but a bit shy. Are there any other poets here?

Thanks for having me.

L


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AnonymousAnonymous
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06 Dec 2021, 5:34 pm

Welcome back to Wrong Planet! :)


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hold_sway
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06 Dec 2021, 5:39 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Welcome back to Wrong Planet! :)


Thank you! I’m excited to be back here.

We are the same age, and my best friend lives in Portland.


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07 Dec 2021, 6:06 am

welcome, not a poet but lover of words , hyperlexic here.


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07 Dec 2021, 6:19 am

Welcome to the Hotel California....