Writers Episodes

Oct. 17, 2022

An autistic Christian experience – with Miya Sae

Miya Sae is an autistic Christian, blogger, and aspiring author. Through her writing, she strives to help bridge the neglected gap between autism and Christianity, while bringing hope and encouragement to other misunderstood neurodivergent Christians...

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Aug. 22, 2022

Music, theater and autistic communities – with Madge Woollard

Madge Woollard has run her own business teaching piano and keyboard since 1994. Madge was diagnosed autistic in 2016 at the age of 44. She lives in Sheffield UK with her wife who is also late-diagnosed autistic. A graduate of …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Becoming a young autistic advocate – with Quincy Hansen

Quincy Hansen is a young autistic activist, writer, public speaker and college student from Colorado. He is the author of the new book “Shake It Up! How to be Young, Autistic, and Make an Impact” and writes a blog at …

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July 11, 2022

Writing autistic and ADHD characters -- with Brianne Leeson

Brianne Leeson is a writer, artist, and voice actor from Dallas, Texas. She is the creator of the queer supernatural comedy audio drama, “Today’s Lucky Winner.” Brianne was diagnosed as autistic and with ADHD at age 30, and she has …

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June 27, 2022

Neurodiversity and inclusion in tech – with Jennifer Opal

Jennifer Opal is a DevOps Engineer with the HelloSign Team at Dropbox, a multi-award winning neurodiversity & inclusion advocate, blogger & keynote speaker. She also has dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Jennifer has worked with clients such as...

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June 13, 2022

The Young Autistic Adult's Independence Handbook – with Haley Moss

Haley Moss is a neurodiversity expert, public speaker and author of four books that guide neurodivergent individuals through professional and personal challenges. We talk about Haley's latest book, "The Young Autistic Adult’s Independence...

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April 4, 2022

We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation – with Eric Garcia

Why has public discourse about autism been dominated by non-autistic voices? And, what’s been happening recently to change this? My guest Eric Garcia breaks this down in today’s episode! Eric is a journalist based in Washington DC and the senior …

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March 28, 2022

Coming of age with Crouzon syndrome – with Ariel Henley

As a child, Ariel Henley's face was compared to a Picasso painting. This horrifying comment didn’t come from a schoolyard bully. It was written in a magazine article about Ariel and her experience growing up with Crouzon syndrome, a congenital...

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Jan. 31, 2022

My life so far with dyspraxia – with Rosemary Richings

Rosemary Richings is a writer, author, panel member of Dyspraxia Magazine, and co-founder of Dyspraxic Alliance, a global online support network by and for dyspraxics. When she was four years old, she was diagnosed with dyspraxia (developmental...

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Jan. 17, 2022

Autistic coming-of-age stories – with Kelly Coons

Before Kelly Coons was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of thirteen, she had a coming-of-age story that was mostly deemed as neurotypical. However, she always felt isolated and, until her diagnosis, believed that she was to blame....

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Nov. 8, 2021

Combating hunger and reducing food waste – with Jasmine Crowe, Founde…

Jasmine Crowe is an award-winning social entrepreneur, TED Speaker, and leader who is working to make the world a better place one cause at a time. In 2017, after years of feeding people experiencing homelessness from her own kitchen, she …

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Sept. 27, 2021

Episode 135: Minda Harts -- Career Success for Women of Color

A few years ago, Minda Harts was told that there was no market for a career book for women of color. Undeterred, she went on to write her best-selling book “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to …

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May 10, 2021

Episode 128: Waging Peace – with Diana Oestreich

TW/CW: War, violent imagery, PTSD Diana Oestreich is an activist, veteran, nurse, and relentless practitioner of peace. She is the founder of the Waging Peace Project, a movement activating everyday peacemakers to commit acts of courage for the sake...

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April 12, 2021

Episode 126: The Life Autistic -- with Hunter Hansen

Hunter Hansen is an autistic content creator on YouTube and Instagram and a blogger on thelifeautistic.com. After discovering his autism in his late teens, Hunter tried to outgrow and suppress his autistic traits for years, until coming to terms and …

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Dec. 14, 2020

Episode 117: Helping children cope in 2020 through books and storytel…

How can we help children make sense of the challenges of 2020, in a way that still protects and nurtures their mental health? This is an issue that Jenny Delacruz, my guest on this week's episode of Beyond 6 Seconds, …

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