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Masking in Autistic Females

In this YouTube video from my series "Autistically Me," I talk about Autistic Masking (specifically in females). I go over what masking is, how it presents itself, techniques of masking, pros and cons to masking, and examples of how I mask.

  • Olivia Ann Hops
  • Olivia Ann Hops
  • Olivia Ann Hops
  • Alexander Peter Pastrana
  • Olivia Ann Hops
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    25 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Olivia Ann Hops

Olivia Hops was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in January 2020 at 24 years old. Her entire life she wondered "why" she was the way she was. The day of her diagnosis was the best day of her life. She finally had all of her answers to make her life make sense. The former NFL Network editor and producer now makes regular YouTube videos to try to bring awareness to other girls and women on the spectrum.

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Director Statement

My hope in making my videos and nominating myself for this award is to bring more awareness to females on the Autism Spectrum. With more awareness, I can hopefully help other girls and women like myself figure themselves out and finally get answers to why their brain works the way it does. I also hope that with more awareness, girls can get diagnosed younger so they don't have to go through the same trauma I and many other Autistic women had by growing up unknowingly Autistic.