Autists and Photographs

If you look at my school photographs in my childhood, you will laugh. I smiled far too widely and had terribly bucked teeth. No one would have said that I was a beautiful child. Even once I had braces, my photographs are painfully stiff, me staring into the camera and trying to figure out exactly the right amount of smile. The photos of me as a child that were taken by one of my parents are all with me facing away from the camera. If I wasn’t aware of it, I…

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