“All my life, I’ve been told by many people, strangers and otherwise, that the attention my sibling and I receive for our twinship is flattering, a good thing. though they can’t possibly know this. What I know is that I don’t feel safe or flattered when I’m othered as a twin. I don’t see how anyone could feel safe when stared, shouted, and laughed at, when treated like a plaything.”
To be black, autistic, and an identical twin. Full article.