My life-changing autism diagnosis on The Conversation: BBC Sounds

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Monday. I found and listened to this at the weekend. It is really interesting. I can't wait to read the book Drama Queen.  If you listen please let me know what you think. 


Excerpt from BBC Sounds

"As a woman with autism you're likely to receive a diagnosis much later in life than if you are a man with the condition. Why is that and what impact does a late diagnosis have?

Kim Chakanetsa is joined by two autistic women who are speaking up about their experience of the condition and seeking to help others.

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu is part of the Autism Women's Network in US. She says many of her early symptoms of autism were dismissed or ignored because she is Black and explains how autism can amplify stereotypes around Black women.

Sara Gibbs is a British comedy writer and autistic. Labelled as a cry baby, scaredy cat and spoiled brat – she finally got a diagnosis in her thirties. She has written a book, Drama Queen, about trying to fit into a world that has often tried to reject her, and says that being on the spectrum doesn't have to be a barrier to a happy life full of love, laughter and success.

Produced by Jane Thurlow


IMAGE DETAILS Morénike Giwa, Onaiwu Sara Gibbs [credit Juliet McKee]