This advice is AWESOME!!! I feel like I’ve been waiting for someone to give me permission to do that. After a lifetime of being called an Loud Intense Weirdo, that shame would always get me whenever I thought of recording myself. I was taught to feel so embarrassed by myself that I ended up blocking coping mechanisms.
Since being diagnosed a couple weeks ago (FINALLY at 29), and being a self-taught writer myself, this whole thread has been a revelation.