I’m Nova. I am 13 years old and live with my father, mother, 2 brothers, a dog, a cat and a hamster. I love to be creative, I like to watch Ginny and Georgia and other series on Netflix. I also like to spend time on TikTok and Instagram. I like to experiment with makeup as well. Next to that, I like to take care of animals. Animals make me very happy. Fashion is also something that I adore.
I think an advantage of autism is that I have met a lot of people with autism, and that I started a community for adolescent girls with autism, together with my mom. I met some lovely girls there.
A disadvantage of autism, to me, is that I get overstimulated very quickly, that I have difficulties with social contact and that I can’t go to school because of my autism.
I'm very proud of the community that my mom and I started, my looks, the things I've accomplished so far, and I'm proud of my family too.
As a tip for others with autism, I would like to say that you don’t have to be ashamed of your autism and that you’re not alone. There are so many fun and cool people with ASD.