I wear sunglasses to deal with the noise.

Why hadn’t this occurred to me before now !? Thank you so much for writing this. I also find my perception of noise has increased greatly in the last few years. Wearing sunglasses 😎 more frequently makes so much sense.

The Misadventures of Mama Pineapple

Wearing sunglasses helps me cope with noise.

And yes, I do mean noise in an auditory sense.

But this doesn’t have anything to do with synaesthesia which, to the extent I’ve analysed myself and my perceptions of the world so far, is not something that I experience.

Over time since my diagnosis, I’ve reflected and reflected and reflected. And I’m now firmly in the camp of supporters for the Social Model of Disability. I’m happy to come down on the side of the fence that says “I am disabled”, but also that “I am predominantly disabled by being in the environment in which I happen to find myself”.

I’m also convinced that a) I’m more disabled now than I used to be, but b) that – mostly – this has nothing intrinsically to do with me physically, or me as an individual.

Why does wearing sunglasses help me cope…

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Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

6 thoughts on “I wear sunglasses to deal with the noise.”

      1. Indeed. His mother refers to him as weird and makes mocking noises about him at times. I cannot comment on it to her, he is in his late 20’s and I think this is her way of coping. He never leaves the house, as such does not work, and she seems to be run ragged after him. Quite sad really.

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