Now, a year on from her announcement, the Tasmanian-born comic is back on stage and yes, she’s returned to stand-up.
Returning to Australian stages with her new show Douglas, which premiered at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival last week, the 41-year-old has used her new show to open up about being diagnosed with autism.
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Now, speaking to Pete Helliar on The Project, Gadsby has shared what it was like to finally receive a diagnosis after years of confusion.
“It was quite the process and evolution of thought for me. It didn’t make sense to me because I didn’t really know that women and girls could have autism,” Gadbsy explained.
“Once I got diagnosed there was a sort of grief and confusion.”
But soon after being diagnosed, Gadsby began to recognise that some of the signs had been there all along.