New York, NY—When it comes to social media, parlar has a knack for keeping everyone at ease.
When I saw her first tweet from her account last October, I had no idea what to expect.
Parlar’s tweet read: “If you have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, please call me.”
It was a simple sentiment, and it instantly captured the attention of millions.
After hearing Parlar, I was immediately inspired to write my own tweet to her.
I wanted to say something that would connect to her story, and that she could be as empathetic as I could be.
Parler, who was diagnosed at 16, has spent the last year navigating the autism spectrum through different treatments, but one thing is certain: She has been through a lot.
She is a person who is truly, unapologetically proud of her diagnosis.
Parlier’s story of overcoming the challenges of her condition is told in Parlar and her Autistic Journey, a new memoir by the journalist and activist who chronicled her journey from the brink of suicide to recovery.
The memoir, which was released this week, chronicles the journey of Parlar through multiple different treatment options, as well as her struggles with depression and anxiety, which are highlighted throughout the book.
It is one of the most comprehensive and compassionate books about mental illness I have read in years, and Parler’s story is the story of how she and her mother found their way to recovery, and their journey is inspiring and inspiring to me.
Parlar’s story was the subject of an upcoming New York magazine cover story, “Autistic Journey: An Autistic Woman on a Journey of Redemption.”
In that story, the writer and activist Amy Schumer recounted a conversation Parlar had with Schumer after Schumer’s show on HBO in 2015.
In the conversation, Schumer asked Parlar if she was going to be OK with her diagnosis, but Parlar explained she was “very uncomfortable with it” and “didn’t want it.”
Schumer asked: “How can you say yes to that?”
Parlar said, “I’m not saying yes to anything.
I don’t think I can.
But I’m saying yes.”
The conversation changed her life and made her think differently about what it means to be an Autistic woman.
Parlynks words, and the conversation she and Schumer had, are powerful because they demonstrate how Parlar found her way to the other side of the spectrum and how the way she is perceived by others in the autism community is harmful and damaging.
In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Schumer said that the book “undermines what I thought I knew about being an Autist.”
“I think it really undermines what I knew and the way I’ve lived my life.
I think that it diminishes the idea of being Autistic.
I’m still a person,” Schumer said.
Schumer said the book’s focus on Parlar is a “shocking, horrifying, awful truth,” and that the author has “a problem with people who are more sensitive than her.”
In an email to BuzzFeed, Parlar told the outlet that the conversation with Schumer was a personal one, and she was not implying Schumer’s views were not valid.
“I am not defending Amy’s views.
I have a lot of empathy for Amy and her struggles.
I just do not think she is the best person to have the conversation,” Parlar wrote.
Schumer and Parlar also met in the New York Times last year.
“She was very warm, and very nice.
I was very shy and awkward, but she was very welcoming,” Parlars mother, Debra, said of the encounter.
“The thing that is so incredible about her is that she’s able to have a conversation and really have the strength to say, ‘No, I’m not OK with that.
I am not okay with that.’
I don, too, I feel like that is something that we as a society, as a culture, need to get out more.
That it’s OK to be uncomfortable and not have a strong feeling of who you are.
That you don’t have to be scared.
That your life is okay and everything is OK.”
The two shared a common story about being diagnosed and finding a way to make the most of a diagnosis.
They also share a deep friendship that goes beyond the book and into Parlars personal life.
Paritar was diagnosed with autism at age 15 and has since been diagnosed and treated at two different hospitals.
She and her husband have a four-year-old son and two daughters, and they were diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at a young age.
Parladen said that she first started to notice that her son was socially withdrawn and socially awkward in kindergarten, and even when she got to a high school reunion, she was teased by classmates because of her autism.
“My daughter told me, ‘Mom, you’re not the best mother, you know that?
That’s not fair,'”