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Sunglasses are Autistic (Episode 66)

Sunglasses are Autistic (Episode 66)

Interview with Becca Lory Hector
Two autistic podcast hosts, Dr. Angela Lauria and Matt Lowry, LPP, are joined by Becca Lory Hector, autistic author for a podcast interview. The title is called: Sunglasses are autistic.

Autistic hosts, Dr. Angela Lauria and Matt Lowry, LPP, are joined by autistic author, Becca Lory Hector. Topics include:

  • Midlife autism diagnosis…and all of the bumps and bruises along the way to get there. Plus, is autism really “over-diagnosed”?

  • Why identification is so important—at any age.

  • A neuro-affirming way to process, unpack, and grieve after diagnosis.

  • “Autistic preppers bags”: what they are and why we need them.

  • The ultimate place for “hobbity” people to get lost in the woods.

  • Navigating relationships post-autism identification, including mixed-disability relationships.

  • The nuances of masking: who, what, when, where, and why.

“An undiagnosed autistic person cannot—it's impossible—to take care of yourself. You don't have the information you need.”

“And while we're expected to move on with our lives when our reality gets invalidated, neurotypicals really struggle when we do that to them.”

Ode to the McNugget: “The perfection of McDonald's chicken nuggets is something to be marveled at a savory symphony of taste and texture accompanied by instant comfort and joy. Each golden crispy nugget is a bite of bliss. A delightful treasure, perfectly seasoned and cooked to tender, juicy excellence that pairs perfectly with the salty, savory goodness of their fries. The fries with their ideal crunch on the outside and soft, fluffy insides are the perfect companion to the magic of nuggets. Dipping them both into a favorite sauce creates a harmony of flavors to delight your senses. For me, McDonald's chicken nuggets aren't just a meal, but a joyful escape that consistently brings meaningful pleasure and comfort to my life. And no matter how many times I go, eating nuggets and fries remains a cherished ritual that brings me guaranteed satisfaction with every bite. Whether it's a reward after a doctor's appointment or a quick treat to lift my spirits, McDonald's chicken nuggets remind me that simple pleasures can bring the greatest joy.”

What’s in your “Autistic peppers bag”?

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The Autistic Culture Podcast
Welcome to the Autistic Culture Podcast. Each episode we dive deep into Autistic contributions to society and culture by introducing you to some of the world’s most famous and successful Autistics in history!
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