Mette Harrison
4 min readJun 1, 2022

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Autistic Grieving

When my daughter died seventeen years ago, I hadn’t yet had an autism diagnosis, but my grief was so different from what most other seemed to experience that it was one of the signals of my neurodivergence. I was mostly numb to my sadness, surprised when people around me wept openly, though it seemed like I was the one who should have been falling apart. People asked to help me with laundry and childcare and I was frustrated and upset at the idea that I would want to…

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Mette Harrison

Autist, Ironman Worlds triathlete, Writer, Right-Brained