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Diagnosed by a stranger, with Ria Lina

Diagnosed by a stranger, with Ria Lina

Update: 2024-05-17
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Comedian Ria Lina finds out she is autistic after an audience member picks up on it at one of her shows. What does being autistic mean for her?

She tells Namulanta that being a woman with autism is like being a chameleon: you wear lots of different masks to suit the occasion, but sometimes all you want to do is go to a quiet dark place and crash.

Ria tells Namulanta all about autism so the next generation can feel more prepared than she did.

Letter writer: Ria Lina

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(Ria Lina image credit: Arabella Itani)

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Diagnosed by a stranger, with Ria Lina

Diagnosed by a stranger, with Ria Lina

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