Spectrum of Experiences – Day 1
13th June 2022
2 pm – 3pm Live with Zoom talk from Grace Liu.
Grace Liu shares her experiences of growing up autistic, mixed race and gay. TWs: examples given of ableism, racism and homophobia Grace presents a deeply personal talk about growing up with multiple marginalised identities. She touches on many subjects: relationships with family and friends, education and employment, bullying and exclusion, masking, vulnerability and boundaries. Grace’s story deals with challenges and regrets, but comes to a close on growing self-acceptance, assertiveness and confidence.
Introduction/Q&A Host: Bee Bentall
“I am an autistic author, blogger and public speaker. I graduated from De Montfort University in Creative Writing and Journalism in 2016, and my first book, Approaching Autistic Adulthood: The Road Less Travelled, was released in October 2021. I have been blogging regularly since March 2013, and have recently started my own podcast. I was diagnosed with autism at age 9, and am half English, half Taiwanese, having lived in Taiwan until I was 4. In April 2021, I came out as a lesbian on my blog, and have written many blog posts about my intersecting identities. I currently live in the East Midlands of England with my parents and 4 cats.”
You can find Grace in the following places online:
Podcast: Minority Musings
Facebook: Unwritten Grace – autism and writing
Instagram: Grace Liu @unwrittengraceblogs
Twitter: Grace Liu @unwrittengracel
LinkedIn: Grace Liu on LinkedIn