For years, the face of autism took on a male form. It is only in the recent era that more women have come forward with their stories in hopes to slowly change the narrative and highlight the beauty of the full range of neurodivergence that exists in society. As we close out our second season, we will hear from two different autistic women who have so graciously shared their journeys, including how society reacts to them when they tell people they are on the spectrum.
This episode, the next to last one of the season, features Ayanna Davis, a multi-faceted artist from New York who is an autistic, black woman. She talks about her later in life autism diagnosis, her initial reaction and how she feels today and how her art brings her joy. We hope you enjoy the richness of this episode.
I reference research in the episode that references data and statistics that relate to women on the spectrum. The CDC statistic is available here and the British Psychological Society article is available here. Also, for those who wish to follow Ayanna Davis on Instagram, you can follow here @phenomallyautistic.
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