Sia Reveals She Has Autism: It's Hard To Live In Shame

'We don’t feel like pieces of trash for the first time in our lives"

by Sead Dedovic
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Sia Reveals She Has Autism: It's Hard To Live In Shame

A few weeks ago, Sia revealed that she has autism in an interview with Rob Has a Podcast. In the course of the conversation, Sia explained that she had worn a mask all her life and had been trying to pretend to be something other than who she was.

Obviously, this singer has had a lot of problems growing up, as well as during her career as well. After many years of trying to hide her diagnosis, she finally decided to come out with it after all these years. 'For 45 years, I was like … 'I've got to go put my human suit on,'- she said, as quoted by dailymail.co.uk 'And only in the last two years have I become fully, fully myself.'

The singer shares how hard it is for her sometimes to live with the feeling that no one loves her. The feeling of shame is what creates the biggest problem for her. 'Nobody can ever know and love you when you’re filled with secrets and … living in shame.'

Music movie

There is no doubt that the 2021 film, Music, directed by Sia, best depicts the life of an autistic girl and her struggles to cope with it. It is her opinion that autistic people will finally be able to talk openly about their problems in the future.

It was Sia's intention to put a lot of emphasis on autism and the challenges that autistic people face in their everyday lives. She did a great thing for everyone. 'We don’t feel like pieces of trash for the first time in our lives, and we feel seen for the first time in our lives for who we actually are, and then we can start going out into the world and just operating as humans and human beings with hearts and not pretending to be anything,'- she said.

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