Wentworth Miller is opening up well-nigh stuff diagnosed with autism just last year — at 48 years old.
The Prison Break licentiate took to Instagram with the update, noting that while the diagnosis came as a “shock” to him, it wasn’t a well-constructed “surprise.” Alongside a photo of a zippo white square, the 49-year-old two-face told his followers:
“This isn’t something I’d transpiration … immediately stuff autistic is inside to who I am. To everything I’ve achieved/articulated… This fall marks 1 year since I received my informal autism diagnosis. Preceded by a self-diagnosis. Followed by a formal diagnosis. It was a long, flawed process in need of updating. IMO. I’m a middle-aged man. Not a 5-year-old.”
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Miller noted that “access to a diagnosis is a privilege many do not enjoy,” but stressed that he didn’t want to speak for the polity as a whole, as he’s still trying to fully understand his wits with the disorder. He continued:
“I don’t know unbearable well-nigh autism. (There’s a lot to know.) Right now my work looks like evolving my understanding. Re-examining 5 decades of lived wits thru a new lens… Meanwhile, I don’t want to run the risk of suddenly stuff a loud, ill-informed voice in the room. The #autistic polity (this I do know) has historically been talked over. Spoken for… I don’t wish to do spare harm. Only to raise my hand, say, ‘I am here. Have been (w/o realizing it).”
If only everyone on social media could be this thoughtful!
Of course, there are plenty of people who are experts in this area, and Miller went on to uncontrived his followers to the “numerous individuals sharing thoughtful inspiring content on Instagram [and] TikTok,” whom he praised for “unpacking terminology,” “adding nuance,” and “fighting stigma.”
“These creators (some quite young) speak to the relevant issues increasingly knowledgeably/fluently than I can. (They’ve been schooling me as well.)”
The two-face terminated his message by expressing his gratitude for those who “consciously or unconsciously gave me that uneaten bit of grace space over the years” and unliable him to “move thru the world in a way that made sense to me whether or not it made sense to them.”
We applaud the star for opening up well-nigh his diagnosis — and we applaud him plane increasingly for not trying to come wideness like an expert well-nigh it!
Take a squint at Wentworth’s full post (below) for more.
[Image via FayesVision/WENN]
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