TW: Mentions Racism, Transphobia, Bigotry, Oppression, and discusses distressing experiences to related to mental health and psychological wellbeing. Contains strong language and swearing.
In this episode, Katie Munday and David discuss the importance of having access to a positive sense of identity and community-connectedness for all Neurodivergent people, including this who have historically been called "mentally ill". They discuss how this particular group of Neurodivergents have been denied access to these things, and what a more inclusive community might look like.
Katie Munday (they/them) is a late realised Autistic person with OCD and Attention Hyperactivity.
They have worked with Disabled children in the charity sector and coached wheelchair basketball since 2016.
They have just finished an MRes in Gender Studies, collecting and sharing the stories of trans and / or non-binary Autistic adults with the hope to create more accessible and appropriate work on our experiences.
They are a community researcher involved in Cancer services accessibility for disabled and trans folk, healthcare accessibility for Autistic people, and more general work on disabled people’s experience of mental health.
You can purchase David's book The New Normal: Autistic musings on the threat of a broken society on amazon by following this link https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Normal-Autistic-musings-society/dp/B0BL4Y86XR