“All of these things just coupled up, I’m a bad person, I’m a horrible awful person, why is everything so hard and then I found the reason – not the excuse.
“Sometimes I am just an a**hole, but I got a reason and it was weirdly simple in the end.”
While opening up about her own experience is undoubtedly brave, Em has faced plenty of criticism with some claiming she publicly announced her diagnosis for attention.
“If you want to call it a fad, fine, but you’re minimising lots of pain and lots of heartache for many many people, and also maybe discouraging especially women who really need help getting help,” she said.
“But the fad thing is kind of wild, because again, someone said that I was autistic for attention, and I was like mate I’m a stand up comic, I get on stage, if I wanted attention I know how to get it. Also to say someone is not disabled enough is so gross.”
Em joins KICPOD to chat about all things mental health, dealing with public scrutiny and normalising neurodiverse conversations.
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