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Odd Girl OutBy Laura James

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After receiving her diagnosis at age 45, Laura James reflects on her journey with autism and explores the condition's unique impact on women.

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I want to experience life in neutral ... For me, the absence of sensation is better than experiencing anything too jarring, too unexpected, too new ... Sameness is my anchor. I want each day to unfold quietly and predictably.

Laura James


Laura James had intense feelings of otherness throughout childhood and struggled to identify why her emotions were so overwhelming.

It was only after being diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as an adult that James learned more about the condition, as well as the sexism and lack of awareness surrounding its treatment.

Today, James is an author and journalist who has been featured on multiple international platforms, including CNN and the BBC.

In Odd Girl Out, James considers how receiving her autism diagnosis significantly improved her life and discusses the importance of understanding autism and its presentation in women.

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