Asperger’s Syndrome in white, black, and red

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.09.16
Asperger’s Syndrome in white, black, and red
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Wearing a pair of red shoes to describe Asperger’s Syndrome. This is how the French author, Julie Dachez depicts her “diversity” in her latest autobiographical comic novel in black and white. Using a pseudonym, she tells the story of Marguerite, with vignettes that are amusing and light. From her late diagnosis at the age of 30, that finally helped her understand her “wacky” behavior with colleagues, boyfriends and friends – to her new life seen from a different perspective which allowed her to accept herself exactly as she was. An awareness that the author allows readers to appreciate, through her introduction of different colors, as she goes from table to table, to a life that until recently had only been in shades of gray.

Published in Autism, Mental disability.
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