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Intersections on the Spectrum

Intersections on the Spectrum

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The Intersections on the Spectrum podcast is the brainchild of Doug Blecher and Kelly Bron Johnson, created to discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. We aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen.
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Intersections on the Spectrum: Lyric Holmans
Lyric Holmans joins this episode of Intersections on the Spectrum to discuss their identities, lobbying against ABA, open relationships, and living in an RV.  We do want to let you know there  is a content warning for an important discussion about shock treatment at the Judge Rotenberg Center from 10:53-16:12.  To learn more about Lyric please visit any of the following:  www.NeuroDivergentRebel.com  www.NeuroDivergentConsulting.org, www.Facebook.com/NeuroDivergentRebel www.Instagram.com/NeuroDivergentRebel www.Twitter.com/NeuroRebel www.youtube.com/c/NeurodivergentRebel/ Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
41:55
August 17, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Iqra Babar
Iqra Babar joins this episode to discuss her experiences as a Muslim Pakistani autistic woman with ADHD. We also talk with Iqra about being a digital artist and the comic she has created with a variety of disabled characters. Learn more about Iqra at instagram.com/iqradraws and https://iqradraws.co.uk/.  Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
25:26
August 3, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Autistic Travel Goddess
Autistic Travel Godess joins this episode of Intersections on the Spectrum to talk about her  love of travel, travel tips for autistics, all the countries she has been to,  where she wants to go to next, and so much more. Learn more about Autistic Travel Goddess  by visiting her instagram at https://www.instagram.com/autistictravelgoddess/. Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
29:11
July 20, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Daniel Leong
Daniel Leong joins this episode of Intersections on the Spectrum to discuss life in Malaysia for autistics. We also talk about Mensa, diagnostic assessment of autism as a worldwide problem, and much more! Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
34:15
July 6, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Ayanna Davis
Ayanna Davis joins this episode of Intersections on the Spectrum to talk about her neurodivergent, black, and artstic identities.  Learn more about Ayanna by visiting her instagram at https://www.instagram.com/phenomenallyautistic/.  Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
15:23
June 8, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Liana Rodriguez
Liana Rodriguez joins this episode of Intersections on the Spectrum to talk about her autistic, lgbt, and diverse cultural identities. We also get to discuss her special interests of urban planning and how to make the communities we live in more inclusive. Learn more about Liana by visiting her website at https://lirodriguez.xyz/index.html. Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
27:21
May 25, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Angela Weddle
Angela Weddle  joins this episode to talk about her identities of being BIPOC, queer, autistic, and a disabled artist. To learn more about Angela's art please visit https://angela-weddle.pixels.com/.  Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
29:02
May 11, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Asiatu Lawoyin
Asiatu Lawoyin joins this episode to talk about her identities of being queer, autistic, afab, agender, and black. Asiatu also discusses being an empowerpowerment coach and a podcaster Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
21:17
April 27, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Maisie Soetantyo
Maisie Soetantyo joins us on this episode to discussion learning from autistics,  employment, autism and indonesia, and so much more.  Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
37:21
April 12, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Tiffany Joseph
Tiffany Joseph joins us on this episode about AAC communication devices, being epileptic, and gives some parenting advice.   Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
24:41
March 30, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Kayley Whalen
On this episode Kayley Whalen joins us to discuss her autistic and transgender identities as well as have a great conversation about her special interest of changelings.  Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
40:59
March 16, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Kayla Rodriguez
On this episode Kayla Rodriguez joins us to discuss her autistic, puerto rican, and lesbian identities. Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as we discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
19:34
March 2, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Troy Sawyer
On this episode Troy Sawyer joins us to discuss the intersections about autistic and gay identities.   To learn more about Troy you can find him on linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-sawyer-00627270/ Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as they discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
41:45
February 16, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Dr. TC Waisman
On this episode TC Waisman joins us to discuss the intersections of  higher education, Indigenous Pasifika, black, and lgbtq+ for those on the spectrum.  To learn more about Dr. TC Waisman visit: https://adaptcoach.com/ Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as they discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
26:37
February 2, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Alex Earhart
On this episode Alex Earhart joins us to discuss their recent article in Buckeye Flame about testosterone and transitioning at 30. Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as they discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. Read Alex's article on testosterone and  transitioning at 30: https://thebuckeyeflame.com/2020/10/23/transitioning-at-30/ If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
23:44
January 19, 2021
Intersections on the Spectrum: Lydia X.Z. Brown
It's time for the first episode of Intersections on the Spectrum. Join  Kelly Bron Johnson and Doug Blecher as they discuss intersectional issues within the autistic community, and give visibility to commonly marginalized, repressed, underrepresented, or erased identities and issues. On this podcast we aim to introduce you to the people and stories you didn’t know about, but needed to hear, and hope that seeing yourself represented in the community, allows you to feel seen. We are honored to have Lydia X.Z. Brown as our first guest to discuss being the editor of first ever anthology entirely by autistic people of color, the autistic people of color fund, the importance of race when talking about disability, and much more. To learn more about and donate to  the Autistic People of Color Fund: https://awnnetwork.org/apoc/ If you are interested in being interview on the Intersections on the Spectrum email us at intersectionsonthespectrum@gmail.com
23:59
January 5, 2021