I write and speak to Autistic adults, in solidarity and with the message that you are not alone and you are not broken, and to family and mentors of Autistic children, because I don’t want the children of today to have to waste tomorrow healing from the sorts of things I survived yesterday.
I’ve recently edited an anthology, Spectrums: Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020). The ABCs of Autism Acceptance (Autonomous Press, 2016) is an exploration of neurodiversity, acceptance, and Autistic culture in 26 chapters. Where my memoir collection , No You Don’t: Essays From an Unstrange Mind (Unstrange Publications, 2013), approached autism from the personal perspective of my lived experience, ABCs expands that view, pulling together ideas, quotes, and information about the Autistic community at large.In addition to my own books, my work appears in the following anthologies:
- Challenging Genders: Non-Binary Experiences of Those Assigned Female at Birth (2018)
- Spoon Knife 2: Test Chamber (2017)
- What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew (2016)
- Typed Words, Loud Voices (2015)
The Real Experts (2015)
- Reflections From a Different Journey: What Adults With Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew (2004) (2nd edition, 2011)
I write free-lance for publications like NOS Magazine, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and Rooted in Rights. For most of 2019 I’ve been a consulting producer on a project featuring Autistic artists, coming soon from National Geographic.
I am also an artist, composer, and public speaker. I spent almost five years traveling the U.S. in a minivan with Fermat the Wonder Cat, seeking adventure and spreading the apple seeds of autism acceptance. These days I’m in the Colorado front range, working on an MFA in creative writing and poetics at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.