Jennifer very ably paints a portrait of an attractive and talented girl with a privileged upbringing, but yet due to AS, was very impressionable, and frequently a target for peer abuse and intimate partner violence. She provides warnings on sensitive sections of the book so those who might be triggered can skip over them. The book was easy to read, but I could not but feel sadness for her and those like her who have suffered immensely as a result of AS, and she speaks a fair bit about encountering other women who have confided in her, in light of her openness, how they too have suffered abuse and violence. If there's one takeaway I got from this book, is that regardless of who we are, what skills we have, or what privileges we were born with, that being on the spectrum affects us all, and that we are in this together.
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Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum 2020-11-20
An award-winning woman's biography