ByHope Whitmore

Hope Whitmore is an Edinburgh based writer in her twenties. She loves longform journalism, to read something amazing and true makes her heart beat quicker, and suddenly she becomes excited about all the possibilities of life as a writer and begins to yearn to go out and find stories. She likes looking at community notice boards (actual ones, outside churches and village halls) and talking to random people.

  1. "I have to tell you something about myself, something important," I said to my boyfriend. We were lying on a bed in a University dorm, a girl and boy who at nineteen were taking our first tentative steps into the world of relationships. "You can tell me anything," he said. "There's something wrong with me," I said. "I mean, socially. I mean, I’m autistic. Well, on the autistic spectrum, and it sometimes makes me seem…