Podcast

And I Think to Myself What a Wonderful Neurodiverse World

Who are we? How do we identify? And who gets to decide our layers?

Today I’m joined by Jen Johnson, artist, advocate, professor, and mom to an awesome autistic kid! It’s a conversation that’s a beautiful celebration of art, voice, and neurodiversity.

We talk about her road to self-discovery, how she uses her art to share beauty with others, and the need for more spaces for, and representations of, autistic kids that celebrate them.

In this episode you may notice I do use a lot of person-centered language. I’m still learning. So a sincere thanks to advocates like Jen who remind us of the beauty of celebrating all the ways in which we can see this wonderful world.

Links:

Jen’s Site
Jen’s Instagram
All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism
Lydia X. Z. Brown on twitter
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu on twitter
We Rise LA
Homie House Press