Image: A painting of someone from the waist up with short black hair, blue eyes, and pale skin with their breast bare and their head turned to face the viewer. They have grey and black feathered wings coming out of their back. Behind them are two trees growing diagonally toward each other from either side of the painting, and a blue sky. Small parts of the tree on the right side appear to have broken off yet still hang in the air, and near those broken parts, two fancy metal keys hang from a tree branch.
Title: Winged, by Alyssa Aleksanian
Contributor Bio: I was diagnosed as an adult, and at first a big recalibration was required, but now, I see AS as a true gift. I would not give up my way of seeing for anything. I'm changing the label: ASD is not 'Autism Spectrum Disorder', but Autism Spectrum Difference. Let's celebrate our vision! Alyssa lives in Sydney Australia; would spend every waking moment drawing, painting, planting trees and reading, but makes a living by teaching little ones. Website http://www.alyssaaleksanian.com