Today’s Autistic Moment: Autistic Adults and Gaslighting

I recently was invited to participate in an interview on a podcast, Today’s Autistic Moment, to talk about Autistic Adults and Gaslighting – a form of manipulation and abuse by which the abuser makes the individual being abused doubt their own reality.

Looking for the Program and Interview Transcripts?  Go to Podcast Episodes One of the reasons many Autistics find it difficult to celebrate Autism Acceptance is because of having to mask our Autism because of a society that has not accepted us. What is masking? How does burnout happen? Listen to this exceptional conversation between Lyric and myself and get the answers with some tips about what you can do to live a healthier life. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2daysautistic/support
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  3. We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation
  4. Autistic Post-Menopausal Women
  5. Adult Autistic Women

A Program Script and Interview Transcript for this show can be found on todaysautisticmoment.com/podcast-episodes/ein/.


Gaslighting is a form of manipulation and abuse by which the abuser makes the individual being abused doubt their own reality. Gaslighting occurs by lies and cover ups designed to suggest that the person experiencing the abuse has no understanding of themselves, who they are, what they need and how to manage relationships and their everyday lives.

Autistic Adults experience gaslighting with regards to their sensory processing, questioning whether they are Autistic at all, and spoken to as if they are incompetent at living their lives.

Lyric Holmans, the Neurodivergent Rebel joins Philip to talk about what gaslighting is, and how to self advocate to do some self healing and protect themselves.

2 thoughts on “Today’s Autistic Moment: Autistic Adults and Gaslighting

  1. I’m starting a podcast called Inside Digital Minds. It’s about technology’s effect on the human experience.

    I was wondering if you’d be interested in having a 10 minute interview on the show. Here’s some example questions. Or, you could just talk about your view of technology’s impact on your target audience.

    How has technology affected your social life over the last 10 years?

    How has technology affected the way you cultivate relationships?

    How has technology affected your mental health?

    How has technology impacted your work?

    Emilee

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