Feb. 21, 2022

Phenomenally Autistic – with Ayanna Davis

Ayanna Davis, also known as phenomenallyautistic on social media, is an autism advocate who was born & raised in Westchester County, New York. Along with being autistic, she has survived over 300 seizures, is living with chronic illnesses and has...


Ayanna Davis, also known as phenomenallyautistic on social media, is an autism advocate who was born & raised in Westchester County, New York. Along with being autistic, she has survived over 300 seizures, is living with chronic illnesses and has 3 autoimmune diseases. She is passionate about spreading her messages of self love, joy, equality, diversity, inclusion, and autism awareness & acceptance through the arts. She is also a children’s book illustrator, designer, former choreographer, and lover of all performing arts.

During this episode, you will hear Ayanna talk about:

  • How her love of the arts helped her while growing up as a Black girl with undiagnosed autism
  • Her work as a children’s book illustrator and a choreographer
  • The challenges Black women face when trying to get an autism diagnosis
  • Living with chronic illnesses during the pandemic
  • Her goals for her art and advocacy

To find out more about her work, you can find Ayanna at @phenomenallyautistic on Instagram and TikTok and check out her coloring book, We Are Magical.

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