Simphiwe Dana Opens Up About Living With Autism Disorder
The singer has started talking openly about how the disorder affects her life. Simphiwe Dana has opened up about how her autism affected both her personal and professional relationships.
Autism is a development disorder that affects the way a person cooperates and communicates. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to others. The disorder differs in severity and people with it are often misunderstood.
I feel it’s important that I remind you I’m autistic
— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) June 24, 2020
Since then she has openly spoken about her condition and the effect it has on her life. On 18 July 2020, Simphiwe explained: “My autism makes me very honest. And I lose clients and friends.”
My autism makes me very honest. And I lose clients and friends
— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) July 18, 2020
One Twitter user then responded: “I see a fight was starting to brew in here. Autism in women/girls doesn’t present the same as in men/boys. People must not expect to SEE autism signs on a person. That is why there are more boys diagnosed with autism than there are girls.”
Last year dealing with sordid contractors plus record labels and other unscrupulous people in the industry I could hardly get out of bed the whole year. I became undependable and lost friends https://t.co/8JNuH2xa8B
— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) July 22, 2020
Simphiwe stated that she was under the impression the disorder expressed itself through her music. In an interview with OkayAfrica in May 2020, she revealed the reason she is able to naturally sing about various topics on her new album Bamako is due to her autism.
“I am kind of a genius. There’s a part of me where I’m also autistic which means my attention to detail is very obsessive in a way. I’m a perfectionist,” she said.
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