Content note: This essay discusses death, disordered eating, and suicidality.
|Drawing by Jess Hudgins|
[Image: Illustration showing a bright white moon through bare white winter trees
A person wearing a yellow hoodie with the hood up is sitting on a bed, crying.]
Getting Though the Next Two Weeks
The First month
And the Next Month
|Illustration by Jess Hudgins|
[image: Illustration of a hand-drawn line graph titled "Actual Pain Over Time"
with an X axis labeled "Time" and a Y axis labeled "Pain"
At first the line is 3/4 up the Pain axis, is quavering but stable, and is labeled "Like static confusion"
next the line goes up and down within a 10% range and is labeled "Daddy where are you"
Next a small downspike is labeled "Ate food didn't throw up"
Then the line goes off the Pain axis threshold and is labeled "DADDY!"
Then the line comes down to the top of the pain scale and is labeled "Random good day suspicion"
Then the line goes off the chart again and is labeled "Whereareyou?!"
Finally the link comes back down into visibility before going off again, and is labeled "He's not going to answer is he?"]
|Photo © Jess Hudgins|
[Image: Photo of a small orange, black, and white pet fish.]
By: [email protected]
Title: Grieving While Autistic
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Published Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 23:22:00 +0000
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