What does cutting my dreadlocks have to do with Aspergers? The answer goes to the heart of my most successful coping strategy.
In this video I’ve tried to explain at least a little of how important my dreadlocks have been to me over the last 15 years.
When I talk about ‘invisible’ coping strategies, do not be fooled into thinking they cannot be seen. They are simply not ‘noticed’.
Sometimes the most obvious things are the least visible. The overtness of my dreadlocks actually makes for the perfect disguise….
People very often see my hair before they see anything else.
This mask has been very helpful and incredibly effective but if I’m ever going to feel accepted for me I need to leave it behind…