Hey everyone - I've been pretty inactive on the forums as I emigrated to Germany four years ago and have been struggling to find my feet here, but I secured a diagnosis, which was really a huge relief!
Anyway, I had the opportunity to give a TEDx talk and I would love to hear what you think about it... did I actually represent the Aspie community accurately? I should have asked beforehand, but honestly didn't think about how far this video would go afterwards - I'd hate to think that I have made anyone else's life more difficult by telling my own story!
I hope you enjoy the talk either way, and I've had some feedback from people saying that they could relate to this and honestly, that made ME feel more like I'm not alone! Emigrating has been tough - I am extremely socially isolated but dealing with that is a challenge. Either way, it was nice to reach out into the ether in an unconventional way and experience understanding. I hope you all find the same!!
Hello saraip. I just watched the video. I think you were spot on. I think You represented us very well in an interesting, engaging, humorous and sensitive way I equate with quite a lot of what you said. Thank you very much for sharing. I’ve never really done the dating thing more just fallen into relationships of sorts. I still live by myself and continue to hope that one day things will work out alright . Plus I think what you said related to other types of relationships, friendships and relatives.
I'm happy to hear that the talk is applicable to other types of relationships - that is a new angle that I had not considered at all! Thanks for sharing that, and I am so glad that you enjoyed it - and happy to hear such positive feedback. :) I think that the hope/belief that things will work out all right is what keeps many of us going!!