26 Jul 2022

Life In A Foreign Land

Ever been to a country where you don’t speak the language, and where they don’t even try to speak yours?

Where even asking for the most basic thing requires patience and perseverance. And even then, most of the time, you still don’t get what you want. Because they simply won’t understand you.

It’s enough to give you a headache, to make you frustrated, to make you give up trying.

Now imagine being autistic, living in a world that doesn’t function in a way you can grasp, and where most of the people you encounter give up on you before they even try to understand you.

It’s enough to make you scream. Which, of course, many autistic people do. Or rock back and forth, or jump, or flap their hands, or withdraw into themselves completely.

It’s difficult to be your best self when the world around you won’t see what you can be.

But there are places where you can escape this frustration.

In the digital world, the world falls into line with who you are, with what you do. It lets you take control of your life and not worry about the expectations of others.

And when you can immerse yourself fully in that digital world, as Virtual Reality allows you to, well suddenly everything becomes possible.

Imagine how empowering that must feel. Imagine the confidence that can instil.

A virtual world designed for autistic players seems like a welcoming place to visit indeed.