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.

Go to todaysautisticmoment.com to listen to the show and/or find the transcript. The convenience of the internet might seem like a great way to that perfect person to date. However, many Autistics find it difficult not to fall into certain social traps that can include but not be limited to dating someone who is abusive, and/or finding someone who does not respect our boundaries, or just rejects us. Come hear Candice’s important advice to help you stay safe when you use apps for online dating. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2daysautistic/support
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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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