Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women

Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic WomenAutism In Women And Girls Is Still Not Widely Understood, And Is Often Misrepresented Or Even Overlooked This Graphic Novel Offers An Engaging And Accessible Insight Into The Lives And Minds Of Women With Autism, Using Real Life Case Studies The Charming Illustrations Lead Readers On A Visual Journey Of How Women On The Spectrum Experience Everyday Life, From Metaphors And Masking Behaviours To Communication Online, Dealing With Social Pressures And Managing Relationships.Fun, Sensitive And Informative, This Is A Fantastic Resource For Anyone Who Wishes To Understand How Gender Affects Autism, And How To Create Safer, Accommodating Environments For Women On The Spectrum.

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women
  • Sarah Bargiela
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 9781785925665

10 thoughts on “Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women

  1. says:

    Studying any material related to autism should be mandatory for all teachers Apart from the actual teaching of a specific subject, we must support our students, we must care for them and their problems and do everything within our means to help them We didn t choose this profession to kill time, we chose to be teachers out of love for children and the need to offer At least that would happen in an ideal world Unfortunately, there s always a significant number of teachers who consider teaching a chore that they must carry out and be done with it Psychology and research mean very little to them So, this is not reading material for these teachers However, it is of special importance to the rest of us Dr Sarah Bagiela has developed a concise booklet on the ways autism can be diagnosed and its influence on various aspects of daily life Camouflage An excellent choice for the title of the booklet, in my opinion Dr Bagiela stresses the differences between women diagnosed with autism and men who face the same sit...

  2. says:

    This was a really beautifully done comic about autistic women The art is just perfectit s clever and fluid and really nice to look at This is just a 40 page comic graphic novel, so its aim is to introduce you to what women with autism look like It covers some of the differences in male vs female presenting symptoms and why women go undiagnosed so much As an autistic myself, I was really keen to see how it would sum up life as an autistic womanand I think it did well My only caveat is it s just an overview You d really give this to someone who has NO idea what autism is You d give this to the person who says, Aw no you re just shy, not autistic to give them a place to start on understanding it.I loved how it never pitched autism negatively Thaaaanks Would hi five But it emphasised the whole way through tha...

  3. says:

    A huge thank you to Amalia Gaveawhose beautiful review of this book made me add it to my shelf Thank you for passing it on and caring so passionately about teaching Camouflage the hidden lives of autistic women is a great introduction into autistic disorder spectrum in women The book is well researched, informative and beautifully illustrated We get a brief overview of what autism is, the prevalence of low and high functioning autism in men and women it is also explained why terms low and high functioning autism may be unhelpful and the reasons why fewer women are diagnosed with autism The book illustrates in a very accessible manner what exactly restricted social communication and interaction, repetitive behaviours, sensory sensitivities and eccentric, special interests are I loved the way differences between autistic men and women are presented through infographics, case studies and stories I could almost feel the exhaustion brought by the perceived need for social mimicry and camouflage I...

  4. says:

    With the great graphics and bite sized chunks of information, Camouflage can almost be seen as a large pamphlet It s quite short, only around 40 pages, and yet it s packed full of data and firsthand accounts of autistic women Illustrated ...

  5. says:

    Sophie Standing is not a new name to me Having done research on trauma in autobiographical graphic novels, I gathered all kinds of articles and books, including her collaboration with Steve Haines for Trauma is Really Strange, which is an essay on the nature of trauma in, well, comic format The Really Strange series Singing Dragon , also includes volumes on pain, forgiveness, and anxiety, which I recommend you check out Camouflage The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women goes along the same line informative, eye opening, and gorgeously illustrated Since I was already a fan of Sophie s work, I thought I might look into Sarah Bargiela before reading Camouflage , I was surely impressed to find that her research focuses on the experiences of young women with Autism Spectrum Disorder Camouflage defines the terms for its reader, pointing out why there are fewer girls and women diagnosed with autism compared to boys and men, which it pains me to admit is not something I even considered If you re thinking she would be a female version of Rain Man, read this book It s not even close The core of this book is based on the stories Sarah Bargiela gathered doing interviews with autistic young women Paula 24 , Ellie...

  6. says:

    A visual representation of what living with autisms is for women Not bad, between information and biographies, they are very personal facts here and scientific as well The think I didn t like about this book is the constant, something we saw and in modern days, trying to make show the difference between women and men in everything We never talk so much about trying to eliminate the barrier between sexes and at the same time we always underline the fact that everything is so different They re difference that we can t deny and there are also things that are mostly the same A book explaining autism is great, a book expla...

  7. says:

    Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of CAMOUFLAGE by Sarah Bargiela in exchange for my honest review CAMOUFLAGE is a short, nonfiction, graphic book aimed at distinguishing autism in females vs males.For years medical science researchers using primarily Caucasian men Doctors were surprised, for instance, that women had different heart attack symptoms than men As knowledge progressed, scientists began to study different races, geographies, economics and other factors in diagnosis and treatment.We shouldn t be surprised that until recently, autism criteria was developed based on male symptomology Additionally, Aspergers was added as a new diagnosis then encompasses back into Autism Spectrum Disorder in the latest DSM V CAMOUFLAGE identifies differences in symptom presentation girls and women have.The multicultural illustrations helped show the information in a user friendly manner, simple enough for tweens without talking down to young and older adults The only reason I held off giving five stars is that the book didn t distinguish betwee...

  8. says:

    See of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsI love reading in order to discover about the world around me and also to discover about myself I often find myself questioning how I would react if I were to experience fictional situations in novels or genuine ones in memoirs and biographies Occasionally, I don t get the chance to ponder though A book will figuratively smack me between the eyes and I ll just know it s talking about me The last book to do that was Susan Cain s Quiet Now Camouflage has had exactly the same effect This is me I chose Camouflage from NetGalley because when I saw it was a graphic novel about autistic women I realised that I couldn t actually think of a single one I recall several novels with male characters on the autism spectrum, but women It turns out that, much like heart attacks I think, women generally experience autism in a low key way to men and so our symptoms are often misunderstood and misdiagnosed In this short book women briefly explain how they came to realise that they were autistic, how the condition has been a hindrance or sometimes a benefit, and how they have learned to mask their symptoms especially in social situations So much of this is very Very familiar I would have loved for Cam...

  9. says:

    I thought this would be an interesting look at how autism affects women, but unfortunately, the book simply promotes and reinforces what appears to be a flawed premise, while simultaneously ignoring the severe end of the autism spectrum, making incorrect assumptions, and disparaging people especially women who don t have autism.The biggest problem with this book is that it posits that females are underdiagnosed with autism because they don t meet the male based criteria Here s the thing There is no medical test for autism There s no blood test or scan that you can take that will tell you, definitively, if you have the condition So a diagnosis is based solely on observed or reported behaviour This book talks about how women don t tick as many of the symptom boxes as men Logically, it would follow that fewer women would be diagnosed But this book argues that point to a ridiculous degree According to this, if you don t meet the established criteria for autism, then the criteria is wrong.Some of the assertions are just plain silly There s a section where the women talk about running into trouble with abusive partners or narcissistic behaviour, as if that s something that can only happen to women with autism Domestic violence wouldn t be such a huge problem if only autistic people were vulnerable to it Anot...

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    I received an e arc in exchange for an honest review, thank you to the publisher, Netgalley and author Camouflage isn t just any graphic novel It is a showcase of results from a qualitative interview based psychological study on women s life with autism As an aspiring psychological researcher myself, I was very impressed and intrigued by this way to illustrate and communicate results The graphic novel was well crafted with beutiful illustrations and the participants were really given a strong voice to communicate their feelings.However, the scientific information such as the background literature etc was presented too formally and it was quite clear that this book was done by an academic There is nothing wrong in that, but this style that I recognise from my academic side of life felt very out of place in this graphic novel This gave me a huge revelation I never realised how separate I keep my academic studies from my book blogger goodreads life When I came across something familiar from my academic background, I was startled because I happened to be in my book blogger stage.Yep so I totally went on a tangent there, anyway The casual bits of the graphic novel were a lot engaging than the formal points I feel like the formality c...

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