Friendly protip from a native French speaker: you DO NOT want to name your heroine “Bijou”. I don’t care if “Jewel” is a legit name in English, do not do it.
Ok, maaaaybe it could pass… if your protagonist happens to be a small yappy dog. A male one.
passive aggressive family members
"guess i’ll never be a grandma"
"guess i’ll never be an aunt"
"guess i’ll never be...
AUTISM IS NOT A MENTAL ILLNESS.
"Autism is not a mental illness" is not a "autism is not a bad thing" opinion statement. It is a statement of fact.