Alice Farion

I have autism and I am hypersensitive to noises. I constantly complain about noises and people around me think I am annoying. Loud noises are a source of acute suffering and anxiety. I can’t focus on anything if my neighbours are being loud and get very anxious. Noises impact my mental health very badly. I tend have exhausting meltdowns for hours when the neighbours are making noise. I find it really hard to explain with words what sensory overload feels like, and how painful and overwhelming noises are. This is why I decided to draw, so that people can understand how it feels like to be over-stimulated by noises.