- Simphiwe Dana felt the need to remind her fans that she is autistic and she was not ashamed to admit it
- The transparency Simphiwe displayed regarding her disorder is the kind of transparency the world needs
- Taking time to answer questions and respond to fans' stories, Simphiwe educated many on what autism actually is
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Mzansi songstress Simphiwe Dana has courageously come forward and reminded people that she is autistic.
Being different is not easy, especially when you are constantly misunderstood.
Briefly.co.za came across a post made by Simphiwe on social media, revealing that she is autistic – something not many knew.
Autism, for those who do not know, is a development disorder that affects the way one interacts and communicates. It varies in severity and people with it are often misunderstood.
Simphiwe obviously suffers from a lesser severity, but she is autistic nonetheless, and music could be her escape and way of dealing with it.
Seeing Simphiwe openly speak about her autism on social media is truly heartwarming. This is the type of transparency the world needs.
“I feel it’s important that I remind you I’m autistic.”
Fans took to the comment section to show their support, with some even sharing their autism stories.
Simphiwe took the time to respond, sharing her story and giving insight into the disorder where she could.
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“I have a few nephews and nieces who are on that spectrum. My autism is mild. It took me a really long time to know why I was so socially awkward. When you meet me you will understand.”
“It’s not necessarily forgetfulness. More absent-mindedness. We get bored easily and our mind wanders. We have a photographic memory. But we dismiss experiences that bore us.”
“My sister has three kids who are non-verbal. I don’t know how you guys do it. It’s a lot of work mami.”
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