MY AUTISTIC TWIN AND ME | Defying the Label


Narrator: Are you identical twins? Jenna: Yeah. Rachel: No. Rachel: We’re not identical! Jenna: We are identical, we are!
Rachel: No! (laughter)
Jenna: We look the same! Rachel: We look the same, but we’re not identical! Jenna: We are because we’re both the same age, it’s just split in two. Rachel: No, but we’re not identical, me and you don’t look exactly alike. Jenna: Not exactly, but we’re mostly alike. Rachel: No Jenna:Half (laughter) Narrator: Do you argue a lot? Rachel and Jenna both: Yes. We’re completely different. I don’t care what I look like. She does. I’m girly, she’s sporty. Rachel: I put…
Jenna: You should see how much make-up she puts on!
Rachel: I put… I couldn’t care less what people think about me. Rachel: Behave!
Jenna: (laughs) Okay. Sorry, I will. If they think I look ugly that’s their opinion. Rachel (sighing): Oh God. Jenna: Oh come on! If people can’t…
Rachel: I know.
Jenna: No. No. No. Jenna: If people can’t accept you for what you really look like, there’s no point in you bothering with them. Just cut them out of your life. Rachel: No. I never do wear make up, but at least I brush my hair! Rachel (tired): It’s a hot day. Jenna: He is, or you are? Rachel: Shut up! I mean the weather! Rachel: Will you just leave him out of this?
Jenna: It’s fun. Rachel: He’s just a new worker in the shop. Like a teen. Jenna (singing): Rachel’s new boy-friend!
Rachel: He’s not my…oh my God. Rachel: I just know a hot boy when I see him. You don’t. Jenna makes mimicking noises.
Rachel mumbles back. Rachel: Should we give him like a little nickname? One only you and me know about? Jenna: Tortoise face. Rachel: No, should we call him baby face?
Jenna: What face? Rachel (drawn out): Baby face!
Jenna: I’m gonna tell him you said that.
Rachel: Jenna, seriously I will kill you if you do! Jenna: Alright, baby face, here we come.
Rachel: Shut up! Don’t be (mumbling) Do you see anything?
No. Jenna: Next I see him I’m gonna ask him about his schedule so I can make sure Rachel comes down then. Narrator: What happens if you both like the same guy? Rachel: Well uh…
Jenna: I say to Rachel, you can have him. For all the time she wants him. Rachel: She doesn’t get the whole relationship stuff. Jenna: Rachel’s the popular one. Everyone likes her and she knows everything to say. I just sit in the corner and ignore everybody. Narrator: What is autism? Rachel: You’re the one who’s got it. Jenna: I don’t know how to explain it though. Jenna: What is autisim? Rachel: Well, I don’t want to say it wrong. Rachel: Explain it in your words. Jenna: I don’t know, Rachel. Usually I just say I’ve got thoughts in my head which isn’t always the best thing. Jenna: She gets annoyed because she thinks, ‘why does Rachel get it and I don’t? I’m her twin.’ Jenna: Sometimes I have trouble just thinking. Don’t say that out loud Jenna, just say the correct things. Sometimes it just pops out without me realizing it. Rachel: If it’s a physical disability, people see it. But with Jenna’s…I don’t think they know. Narrator: What are some of the things that you think you find difficult? Jenna: mmmm…Rachel. Jenna: Reading. Jenna: Writing. Jenna: Communicating. Rachel: Being nice to me.
Jenna: Yeah. Jenna: People like her a lot more than they do me. Jenna: If someone asks to give their true opinion, Rachel would probably give a lie so there won’t be any chaos. Jenna: While I’ll tell them the truth. Jenna: And if they wanted to put up a fight with me, I’ll do it. Well, I like to think I can protect my sister. So say she goes for a boy… I always sneakily give ’em a little test Sometimes, I will admit, I did dress up as Rachel to see if he noticed the difference. I’d ask him things about my sister that he should know and see if he does. If he doesn’t, then that’s just poor communication. Rachel’s a very pretty young lady and it’s just the boys take advantage of that. Narrator: And what about you? Do you have boyfriends? Yeah. Narrator: Tell me about that. Jenna: (drawn out) bluwah. Rachel: She doesn’t want anyone to know what hurts her. She gives this tough image so no one will mess with her. But Jenna does hurt a lot sometimes about different things. Like when she had homework and she didn’t understand it. She can’t understand why I understand and she doesn’t. We’re the same age, we’re in the same year, doing the same things Jenna: I don’t really understand my own autism. Jenna: When my mom first told me about it, I was too confused. I didn’t understand. I got angry about it. I haven’t really asked her about it anymore. Narrator: You must know more about autism than most people. Now I do, yeah. Narrator: What do you mean? Well, cuz I didn’t even know she had autism until about six months ago. Narrator: That’s quite surprising, cuz obviously you’re so close… Rachel: Well, Jenna hated the fact that she had problems. Rachel: She never wanted to talk about it. She never wanted to bring it up. Now I realize why in the past she has acted the way she has. Now I realize that to turn around and be mean to her and stuff because of her problem. I realize I was really mean because of it. But I’m never gonna treat her like a kid. Or nor will I do baby talk with her, because she is not a baby. She’s a 16-year old girl who’s the same age as me and she has some problems, but so what? She’s still a human being. I’ve got quite a few good friends you know. There’s about seven of them. You know some people are friend with others and can be friends of a group of people, but others just don’t like ’em. I think some people don’t get along with someone. I’m not sure why, but that’s just the way it goes I think, or I guess. People don’t look to my real attitude, they look at me as, ‘oh she’s got a lot of problems’ you know or ‘she’s nervous around a lot of people, we’ll just turn it to our advantage and bully her. Well, I say something natural or funny or something just silly everyone will think, ‘oh you can’t say that you know you’re not funny… ‘You’re just a loser.’ I’m happy about myself. Everyone else’s, that’s their problem, not mine. People don’t normally get into our home unless I ask them to. Jenna: I don’t really open up to people much apart from Rachel. Rachel: Don’t walk into me. Jenna: Others would just suck up to me and say ‘oh that’s okay Jenna…’ Rachel: Not that far you idiot. Jenna: She always just says, “Right Jenna, I’m gonna talk to you about this or I’m just gonna leave you to get on with yourself.” So what, she has problems. It doesn’t matter to me. She’s still my twin sister, she’s still Jenna. And even now while I know what autism is, I don’t have to treat her differently. I don’t need to. Rachel: I’m really tired, will you help me? Rachel: Are you stroking me? Rachel: Ow! (giggle) Jenna: There’s this group of girls and there’s about, I don’t know, six of them and they’re all quite bitchy.
Rachel: mhm. Rachel: In the past there’s been a lot of people who just don’t understand her, and they don’t understand a lot in the first meeting and they just blow her off. Rachel: And its taken me a long time to understand her, but I’m glad that I do. Rachel: Her strength is being herself around people. Rachel: Jenna will be herself around strangers and people she knows. Rachel calls to Jenna: Don’t leave with me. Rachel: I’ve always been more afraid to do things than Jenna has, I still am. Rachel: But I wouldn’t be as confident as I was if it wasn’t for Jenna. Rachel: I guess baby face was in today.
Jenna: mmmm. Get his phone number. Rachel: Should I?
Jenna: Mhm. Rachel: We’ll get back in and get his phone number? Jenna: You go on. Rachel: I’ll just barge in and say, “Hey bitch, I want his number.” Jenna: I would. Rachel: Hold on. Jenna: I would if you fancy him. Rachel: I don’t fancy him. He’s just a nice guy. Jenna: Get his number then. Come on in. Rachel: Why are you coming back in? Jenna: Cuz I want to watch you ask the dude out. Rachel: You’re such an ass. Rachel: …you need to come back in with me. Baby face: Back so soon? Rachel: Yeah, I forgot to get my sister something. I’m nice like that. Baby face: Yeah, nice like that. Baby face: That’s 1.55 please. Rachel: Oh I have that change. Jenna (whispering): Ask him for the number. Jenna (normal voice): Remember the time in the store when you screamed. That was pretty funny. Rachel: She’s not good at…[ ]…that wouldn’t be good. Say, do you want to know when that’s on TV? Baby face: Yeah, sure. Rachel: Can I have your number and I can text you it? Baby face: Yeah. Rachel: It’s in my bag. Rachel: Thank you, and if I don’t text you, I’m not ignoring you, I probably don’t have credit. Rachel: I feel like Jenna’s the other half of me. I feel like by having her there I can be myself. (Jenna giggles as they exit the store)
Rachel: Shut up! He’s just a nice guy! Jenna (giggling): He’s lovely, I’m just saying it was that easy. Jenna: Some free dinners are coming up!
Rachel: Shut up.

100 comments on “MY AUTISTIC TWIN AND ME | Defying the Label”

  1. Rose E. says:

    Don't wanna be mean but she seems so annoying

  2. Lucian schwartz-croft says:

    Great girls XDDD

  3. Lucian schwartz-croft says:

    Have you have boyfriends?
    Eeeerm yeah
    Talk about them

  4. Ewan White says:

    ha autism.

  5. Gibson Frat says:

    Damn I think I have autism

  6. Banana bird says:

    Doesn't autistic mean that you struggle being 'social' with other people, like getting friends, and finding it very difficult to speak?

  7. Atlas Power says:

    can you do one on fraternal twins, and one of them having autism? cause that would be awesome considering that my fraternal twin has autism. and there's a lot of us put there too. 🙂

  8. Vasko Jiliev says:

    They seem completely normal

  9. Its Meghan's world says:

    I have high functioning autism and it never get easier there are good days and bad but as I've got older my autism has changed and has become more manageable I found ways to fit in , mostly by mimicking other people's behaviours and slowly finding the person I wanted to be life can seem foggy sometimes but there's always those super sunny days . That's the best way I can explain autism .

  10. Elijah says:

    Oh I love them 😂❤️ they're so funny

  11. Mama Lemon says:

    witch is witch XD

  12. Saviola Is God says:

    They can both buy identical spot cream.

  13. taz coles says:

    I have 4 brothers one being my twin.. and three of them have autism.. with my brother I get super protective with people being rude to him and it's hard because he's a little bit slower on the spectrum and I never want him to feel that as a teenager he can't talk to me and tell me him problems..

  14. JustFinn _ says:

    I dont know who is who!!! Watzepuk

  15. Mary _1462 says:

    Wait but when Rachel was getting his number didn't she say so you can know when it goes on tv, and if he watches it he'll see them talking about him… 😏

  16. Sofia Loveland says:

    OMG these two!😂 Could their sibling fighting be funnier?

  17. Elite says:

    They look and act exactly the same, except Jenna is more tomboyish. She's as autistic as I am an amputee because I'm missing a toe.

  18. Kian says:

    id fuck rachel

  19. Erica Mariess says:

    'I like to think I can Protect my sister'
    As she holds up axe

  20. Gaby Chuels says:

    And I*

  21. billy joek says:

    dude if she has autism i have autism wtf

  22. Ellie quinn says:

    Awk they are so funny I want to be there best pal 😂❤️

  23. Caroline Lally says:

    My brother has mild to severe autism and at first I couldn't tell that she had it, but when I look closer I can't believe that everyone is saying that they don't think that she has autism.

  24. Htx Papi says:

    My older sister has severe autism. I've always wanted to know what it was like to have a normal relationship with someone you can tell all your secrets too and talk about life. Don't take your siblings for granted.

  25. Gemini Confirmed says:

    The paleness and red skin is real …..

  26. Dexty - says:

    Seeing them argue is like watching someone arguing with them self.

  27. Gaberiel Raynard says:

    Me and my twin 😂

  28. poppykok5 says:

    The Love & sense of loyalty & respect among Sisters' is so VERY special …

  29. Jimmy Gore says:

    Autismo

  30. E E says:

    Jenna i preeach her words

  31. Wendy Smith says:

    Autism is a spectrum. No two people with Autism or exactly alike. There are varying degrees of Autism from mild to severe. People know one person with Autism and they think they know Autism, but they don’t. They just know one person with Autism. Educate yourself.

  32. zabelicious says:

    Looks like low self-esteem to me.

  33. The Tigers says:

    i slightly understand what rachel is going through my brother is autistic and he does find it harder sometimes

  34. DuaFatema Meheralli says:

    Are they both autistic

  35. II Shannon II says:

    I❤️this video

  36. jaimie deziel says:

    Beautiful bond between 2 sisters

  37. jaimie deziel says:

    Also pro wingman

  38. Jabreel says:

    Most of my friends are like Jenna. And then the other friends have autism.

  39. whachaknow aboutit says:

    lol these girls are funny .

  40. 梁惠鲤 says:

    Foxes???

  41. Kaj Yakuzonik says:

    Such lovely twins!
    I'm a male who recently got diagnosed with Asperger's and I wish my sister and I would've been roughly the same age – instead I'm more than 10 years older and due to my lacking social skills I never managed to create a proper bond with her.

  42. nautic33 says:

    To be honest I still don't know what autism is.
    To me she seems completely fine, she has a character if that makes sense. Like she doesn't care what others think and she's very honest/blunt, but how is that a disorder?

  43. sophie so says:

    I think my sister might have autism

  44. lιвву says:

    At least they know what each other is going through

  45. macman gaming says:

    "at least I brush my hair"

    Shots fired

  46. chris white says:

    That was great.

  47. Zandru 54376182 says:

    She has the right attitude. Don't worry about what people say. 😉

  48. Natalie Mills says:

    "What is autism?"
    Twins look at each other
    "You're the one whos got it"

  49. Lets Talk BSL says:

    I have autism and I don't really know how to discribe it

  50. Nina Koch says:

    the trick to get his number omg hahha

  51. Mavicity says:

    Dear videditor, thank you for that first bit. 😂

  52. pics says:

    They do look very alike

  53. Ember says:

    I don't have a twin, but I have a sister, and I have autism. I suppose for me, because I've known about my problems for a long time, my life has been a lot easier than maybe that of Jenna's regarding social situations and academics. Sometimes I still have problems with social understanding, but it's not so obvious to most people. So when I do tell people I have autism, it does surprise them. Either that or they'll deny it, which is both awkward and annoying. As for self esteem, I'd say that Jenna's probably had less of a problem with it than me, judging by the way she talks about herself and how others treated her. I hope she's living a good life now. My life's great. I wouldn't trade autism, or my life, for anything that I could be offered. And the things offered to me in the first place I'd earn tenfold, because I know I can get them without changing myself to something I'm not. I only want to change for the better. Taking autism out of my life would not be for good, and I know this because I see plenty of people without autism around me every day, and they're not nearly as perceptive, thoughtful or grateful within themselves or towards others. Yes, I'm sure there are people who have all these qualities within them without having autism, but if you come across an autistic person, it's more than likely that you will face a person with all three of these qualities, whether they're verbal or not. I'm proud to be autistic, and anyone else who has autism or any other disability, or who are in any other minority that are discriminated against should be proud to be themselves without conviction or hesitation. Life's too short to worry about how the masses are going to react to your personality, way of life and qualities. Be who you are without shame. That's the best life to live.

  54. Rose Morgan says:

    It's so nice to see content like this. it makes me so happy! hopefully people will have a better understanding of ASD because of this. I'm also a twin and my twin brother also has Asperger's 😊
    (gutted I didn't see it when it was initially released)

  55. carolineleiden says:

    So autism is not born into children. It develops for some reason.

  56. Lilac Petals says:

    Livia and Ty Blackthorn

  57. Uksoaps2018 says:

    Jenna is just like me! Her thoughts on her looks

  58. Elizabeth Lawson says:

    omg i couldn't get some guys number like that lol

  59. Georgia Gray says:

    These girls are awesome! What a great relationship!

  60. 007Chakochi says:

    The point being?

  61. e.r bahhh says:

    They looked like older versions of honey booboo

  62. emo shit says:

    I can relate to Jenna has a autistic person my self

  63. Ashton says:

    I have a twin. But she looks nothing like me, we don’t even look related.

  64. Sunflower Monroe says:

    Y'all seeing 9mins of a documentary! You don't KNOW her problems that have led to this diagnosis! It's hardly shown or discussed anything about her previous 16 years!
    Blo*dy #onlinedoctors

  65. ohohvalerie says:

    This is beautiful

  66. Xasybe'an. says:

    This really shows a difference between a female set of twins (one with Autism and a neurotypical) and a male set.

    I've got Autism and have a neurotypical twin brother. He didn't want anything to do with me throughout our time at comprehensive school.
    These girls seem to get along well together.

  67. Kabuki Syneri says:

    female version of iraqveteran8888

  68. slytherin army says:

    They’re fucking hilarious lmao

  69. Emma Jesson says:

    I have aspergers which that term isn’t used anymore so I have high functioning autism or ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and me personally I have sensory issues and like Jenna I just don’t care what people think most of the time like I’m that friend who will walk up to anyone and say the craziest thing

  70. UniQueLyEviL says:

    Haha these two are great

  71. Lew says:

    She doesn't seem autistic at all

  72. pizza papa says:

    Jenna seems like my type of people disability or not tbh.

  73. Gabby Gaburieru says:

    yup ik how that is… i have aspies aka aspergers which is a form of what you have @Jenna

  74. Snow Minty says:

    Lol Rachel and jenna are hilarious but so relatable.

  75. Qwerty Bastard says:

    Doesn't seem very spergy.

  76. mightybfool C says:

    Reminds me of my cousin that is the same age as me. She makes friends so easily.

  77. tauresa ttauresa says:

    Lovely girls, they are a good team together

  78. Ita Corcoran says:

    My best friend has Aspergers and I’m so happy I’ve got her in my life. When she was younger she had a much more difficult time with her learning abilities and social abilities but nowadays it’s certain things she can’t understand or things she gets fired up about. I find it easier to understand autism as a cube made of blocks, most people can take them apart examine them and put them back fine, but others may have difficulty understanding how it works or may not be able to see the lines at all. Though everyone’s experience with autism is different, at their core their all just people with opinions and desires.

  79. Don’t mind me. I’m just afraid of everything. says:

    So, are they identical or fraternal twins?

  80. s zoé says:

    RACHEL GETTING THAT GUYS NUMBER IM SCREAMINGGGG

  81. chris c says:

    I wish I had a normal twin kek

  82. dAnne Corrigan says:

    I have pdd nos

  83. dAnne Corrigan says:

    I have my own YouTube channel

  84. dAnne Corrigan says:

    I would like to star in one of your video

  85. Edgy mercenary for hire says:

    Lmao I have Asperger syndrome which is an variation of autism and I just realised that I’ve been takin the piss outta myself for a few months now

  86. Val Joy says:

    I tend to get along with people on the autism spectrum. Sometimes I feel like I understand them better than typicals.

  87. Zoe Salvas says:

    Light I’m autistic and it is hard I can relate so much and I’m only 15

  88. Samm Pappayiorgas says:

    I want a whole tv series following them, theyre so sweet and honest

  89. Samantha Kelly says:

    What’s autism

    Idk your the one who’s got it 😂

  90. Jaime Frick says:

    ☺️theses sisters are so cute together

  91. Buksiblings Fun says:

    What do you find difficult
    Jenna:…Racheal

  92. Angela Waas says:

    They're so extremely pretty

  93. August J says:

    Amazing editing

  94. jason david says:

    There is certainly a tendency these days, esp in the USA and Anglo countries, to diagnose and over-diagnose. Of the most recent 100 Americans I've spoken to, at least 75pc of them have claimed to have some syndrome, disability, disorder, etc. whether medical or psychological or personality-related.
    I'm not sure all these new labels and diagnoses are more helpful than not, as these people seem to simply defer to their labels vs rectifying, changing or modifying whatever it is they feel isn't right about themselves. If I hear one more yank tell me they're "so OCD" because they're overly neat or perfectionist or whatever, I think I'll scream!

  95. Selo Bee says:

    Jenna reminds me so so much of my sister, who also has high-functioning Aspergers. I understand Rachel's perspective very well, having the sister that's "different" but completely normal to you, and watching this, I feel like I know these girls on a personal level. I wish them nothing but goodness and love <3

  96. Erica Ervin says:

    The camera switching from either twin was tripping me out more than Kanye’s all of the lights video

  97. Jessica Rae says:

    Took me half the vid to figure out

  98. Demonmixer says:

    This was good.

  99. Pam Tufnell says:

    I guessed right i have Asperger's

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