My name is Saskia Lupin, I am 21, an aspiring actor from Brighton and I am autistic.
I’ve come a long way in 21 years. I was non-verbal until I was eight years old. School was a huge struggle of continually feeling misunderstood and my drama degree had some amazing highs but also some devastating lows, I struggled to manage my autism alongside social and academic pressures.
As an autistic person, it can be really challenging trying to explain how it feels when things get too much.