GEN
Published in

GEN

Critics of Hannah Gadsby Don’t Understand Autism

Being a “high-functioning” autistic myself, I’ve seen firsthand how people can mistake austistic behavior for veiled narcissism

Hannah Gadsby speaks onstage during the FYSEE Hannah Gadsby conversation and reception at Raleigh Studios. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

AtAt one point in Douglas, the new stand-up special from Hannah Gadsby, the comedian addresses a common misconception about her recent autism diagnosis. “I have…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Sarah Kurchak

Sarah Kurchak

2.5K Followers

Author of I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder (April 2020, Douglas & McIntyre). Covers autism and pop culture. Loves wrestling.