I started to understand more about my own autism diagnosis when I was 14. I was reading a school report at the time, and I just thought to myself, ‘what is autism?’. I started to do more research, although I mostly kept it to myself. I spoke to my mum about my diagnosis, to try and find out more.
I always found learning very difficult. However, I did excel in creative subjects, like art, music, and design and technology. I passed my A Levels and ended up doing a foundation diploma in Art and Design. I then went to university and got a degree in Fine Art, so it did work out in the end.