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Bereavement and losing the ability to mask with Cat

Season 2, episode 13 is here: Bereavement and Losing the Ability to Mask with Cat.

Cat is an Australia-based, late-identified autistic individual who suddenly lost the ability to mask following the death of her baby.

Kristen and Cat discuss being autistic while undergoing fertility treatments, trauma in midlife, out-of-order loss and bereavement, polyvagal theory, the ways life crises often precede late identification of autism, and more.

If you’d like to know more about this topic, check out:

Strong Female Character by Fern Brady

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)” —Cleveland Clinic

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry by Gary Greenberg

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)” —Mayo Clinic

The Polyvagal Theory: New Insights Into Adaptive Reactions of the Autonomic Nervous System” by Stephen W. Porges


One response to “Bereavement and losing the ability to mask with Cat”

  1. A huge episode. Finishing it I was taken off-guard by feet! That’s very me. Especially the landing and how that gives me to this day a huge feeling of anxiety and the feeling of shattering pain … even watching my cat land from a height.

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