Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Keynote Speaker, Author & Advisor

May 21, 2024

PODCAST: Understanding ARFID

In this episode of the Pooky Ponders Podcast, I delve into the transformative journey of unmasking for masked autistics. I share personal insights and strategies drawn from my own experiences and those of my daughters, Lyra and Ellie, guiding listeners through the liberating process of self-discovery. 

This episode is a treasure trove of practical advice, ranging from creating space for actual interests to embracing the power of ‘flow’ and the importance of choosing connections that truly understand and support the real you. I also discuss the significance of being inspired by others’ values and the crucial practice of prioritising one’s needs over societal expectations. 

Whether you’re an individual on the autism spectrum, a caregiver, or a professional in the field, this episode offers a hopefully helpful perspective on embracing authenticity and the unique strengths that lie beneath the mask.

Visit my podcast’s homepage to search all past episodes or find links to listen via a wide range of platforms.

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