Effective communication is an obsession of mine and the response to this election demands it. For this reason, I'll share something that I wasn't going to talk about until I could officially say for certain -- "this is the thing".
I'm in the middle of testing to find my place on or near the autism spectrum. I've honed my skills over time and, when asked, most people say they can't tell that communication is often incredibly taxing and frustrating for me.
I am not looking for opinions or unhelpful comments right now. Please use patience and meet me where I am when discussing the grim turn our country has taken or anything else. I will continue to strive to do the same in return.