Emily's Girl Unmasked is a welcome addition to the literature on Autistic masking and unmasking that I'm sure will bring so many readers self-recognition and comfort. For far too long, Autistic gender minorities, women, and other marginalized groups have had to hide our differences -- by celebrating hers and baring her story, Emily helps empower a growing movement of unmasked Autistics to better accept themselves
Emily's moving book is a powerful testimony that shines a light on the continued failure of health services to provide any kind of meaningful improvement for autistic people. Should be essential reading for mental health professionals and anyone with autism in their lives.
Vulnerable, affecting and deeply personal, this book will go from a message in a bottle to a rallying cry for many autistic women, girls and young people. We are not alone. We have never been alone. A beautiful testament from one of our most amazing young advocates.
Emily has produced a magnificent read which manages to be informative, engaging, sad and uplifting all at the same time. Whether you're discovering that you're autistic yourself or you simply want to understand autistic people better, this is a must-read. Emily's story shows both the potential tragedy of being unrecognised as autistic in a world that's not designed for us and the revelation that understanding you're autistic can be, and she has been brave enough to talk about her experiences to help others.