This Is Why I Didn’t Answer the Door

A tale of an autistic nervous system under siege

Jae L
5 min readMay 15, 2024

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Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Unsplash

As an autistic person, I’ve got my share of sensory sensitivities. But the one that is most debilitating and least within my control is noise.

Every day I use huge dollops of conscious and unconscious effort to minimise my exposure to it. It’s as though a muscle memory guides me along the path…

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Jae L

Queer, neurodivergent and in the business of defying expectations. Doing my best to answer the questions I keep asking myself. diverge999@gmail.com