This Teenager Offers an Incredibly Insightful Perspective on Her Autism

This teenager is not normal. And she’s all right with that.

Rosie King, 16, eloquently expresses some insight about her life on the autism spectrum in the video below, which was filmed at a TedTalk conference.

Rosie talks about her habit of taking refuge in the world inside her head, embracing the fact that labels like “normal” are useless and finding herself through her autism.

If we can’t get inside the person’s mind whether they are autistic or not, instead of punishing anything that strives to be normal, why don’t we celebrate uniqueness and cheer every time someone unleashes their imagination?”” Rosie asks in the video below.

Check out this inspiring teen’s speech:

h/t Autism Speaks

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