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Jennifer Lisi @BiteSmaller
Autism (diagnosed in adulthood)
Here’s a small bite of my world: I have verbal difficulties ( stammering, scripting, sometimes muteness) coupled with auditory difficulties linked to my sensory environment, yet despite my communicative difficulties, I am also an extrovert! I
love and need people in my life. Fidgeting and not forcing eye contact helps me to hear better and maintain fulfilling relationships with my friends. And I never underestimate the value of a smile. I am a vlogger, writer, and singer from Canada. I am married and a mom of an autistic teen and a typical teen. You can find me on twitter @BiteSmaller and my YouTube channel Bite Smaller. Happy spinning!
Christa Holmans (aka Neurodivergent Rebel)
Christa Holmans (aka Neurodivergent Rebel) is a person who honestly enjoys pursuing her diverse passions. She has embodied many of these over the years. From aerial acrobatics & circus arts to dog training & retail management, just to name a few. She started the Neurodivergent Rebel blog in 2016 and can be found advocating on Twitter as @NeuroRebel, destroying stigma & spreading positivity. Christa currently enjoys living with her best friend & partner in crime, David (along with 4 dogs), in the peaceful city of Georgetown, Texas.
Fidgeteen is a 19-year-old college student and blogger dedicated to increasing access to effective strategies and resources for people with any kind of sensory processing related need. They have trichotillomania, dermatillomania, depression, anxiety, sensory issues, and suspected ASD, and run an advice blog about living with a neurodiverse brain in a neurotypical world. Fidgeteen can be found on tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and wordpress.
Quinn was diagnosed as autistic years before the spectrum was acknowledged and has watched as understanding of autism has grown and changed since. After decades of successfully concealing his differences (Masking) he was suddenly exposed to the ignorance and prejudice autistic people face daily, in a way he had never been before. It galvanised him to take action and Autistamatic was born. Quinn now works through writing, video production and activism to educate people, both on and off the spectrum, about the experience of autistic people and their potential to enhance our world if given the right opportunities. We aren't just autistic, because every day can be an Autistamatic day.
I am an autistic advocate passionate about connecting the autistic community and advocating for neurodiversity. After being diagnosed as an adult and looking back at definitive points in my life, my goal is to support other autistic adults. Through Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, I created Holistic Autistic as a platform to encourage embracing autistic identity, provide advice, and promote building up our community.