Episode 2

Published on:

22nd Apr 2020

Accepting Autism with Lauren Melissa

Librarian and autism advocate, Lauren Melissa, wasn’t diagnosed with autism until age 23. Because autism is so seldom detected in women and girls, Lauren had to do some digging on her own to finally reach her diagnosis.

In this episode, we discuss the intersectionality of race and disability, why women are so often left out of the autism conversation and how race, gender and subsequently access play a part in late diagnoses. 

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Beyond Our Cells
Beyond Our Cells is a podcast hosted by Taylor Camille highlighting the stories and experiences of those living outside of the limitations of their conditions. Living with Sickle Cell, Taylor’s attempts at hiding her invisible disease and coping with the feelings of otherness has inspired the creation of this podcast. In an effort to seek peace, discussions center on our learned ability to maintain an identity that surpasses the barriers of health conditions which often try to disrupt our peace and overwhelm our spirit. New episodes every Wednesday. Follow @beyondourcells on Instagram and Twitter. Transcripts available on Medium, https://bit.ly/3gjpIMl

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