This month Bekah speaks with the fantastic Emily, known on social media as 21andsensory. Emily shares her experiences of being diagnosed with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Dyslexia, how these affects her day-to-day life, and what other people struggle to understand about how she experiences the world.
Even though we would both say they have a pretty good understanding of neurodiversity, this conversation definitely humbled me (Bekah) in realising how much I don't know and how important it is listen to people when they try to tell you what it's like to be them.
Emily has an amazing podcast where she interviews other neurodiverse people, all of who bring their own different and valuable perspectives. We highly recommend checking it out - whether you are neurodiverse, love/support/know someone who is, or just want your eyes opened to how we can make the world a better place for more people.
The TED talk Bekah references: Do Schools Kill Creativity