6 episodes

The Squarepeg podcast invites autistic women, and trans and nonbinary people, to explore navigating a neurotypical world and share their insights, challenges and successes.

I hope that these conversations will be inspiring and thought provoking, open you up to new ways of thinking about being neurodivergent, and help you feel more connected to a worldwide community of people with similar experiences.

The Squarepeg Podcast Amy Richards

    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The Squarepeg podcast invites autistic women, and trans and nonbinary people, to explore navigating a neurotypical world and share their insights, challenges and successes.

I hope that these conversations will be inspiring and thought provoking, open you up to new ways of thinking about being neurodivergent, and help you feel more connected to a worldwide community of people with similar experiences.

    S1, Ep5: Misdiagnosis and being autistic at home and work

    S1, Ep5: Misdiagnosis and being autistic at home and work

    In this conversation I talk with children's home employee Abbie about how being autistic impacts on working in a challenging environment with young autistic people; navigating life, education and work with undiagnosed autism; the frustration of misdiagnosis; support following adult autism diagnosis; and her experience of being openly autistic at work.

    • 29 min
    S1, Ep4: Finding yourself through diverse communities

    S1, Ep4: Finding yourself through diverse communities

    In this conversation I talk with autism advocate Jack Conley about going through school and university with undiagnosed autism, getting a diagnosis as an adult, strategies for managing job interviews as an autistic person, the intersection of autistic and queer communities, and the benefits of living with an emotional support animal.

    • 48 min
    S1, Ep3: Creating your own opportunities from your passions

    S1, Ep3: Creating your own opportunities from your passions

    Madge Woollard is a musician and teacher from Sheffield in the UK. In this conversation we talk about her experience of late diagnosis; what it was like studying at one of our top universities; how failing to master job interviews and find employment led to her setting up a business instead; what it’s like teaching and running a business as an autistic person; teaching autistic children when you are autistic yourself; and the benefits and drawbacks of ‘coming out’ as autistic to clients and students.

    • 25 min
    Squarepeg: Building a business around your disabilities

    Squarepeg: Building a business around your disabilities

    In this conversation I talk with assistance dog trainer Monique Juniper about the inspiration behind Capable K9s, and how she’s been able to build a business that allows her the freedom to work around her own disability and needs, so she’s able to enjoy her work, manage her workload and avoid burning out again; and the importance of serving our communities and being authentic in the work that we do.

    Links:
    http://squarepeg.community/
    https://www.capablek9s.com.au/

    • 28 min
    Squarepeg: Finding work that fits you, when you don't fit work

    Squarepeg: Finding work that fits you, when you don't fit work

    Lis Parsons is an Open University tutor from North Wales who describes herself as ‘the classic gifted student with no social skills’. Diagnosed autistic in her 40s, she says that in some ways she’s a ‘slow learner’, but despite experiencing interruption in her education, she has gone on to achieve a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Creative Writing.

    If you'd like to connect or get in touch, you can find me on: http://squarepeg.community/

    • 49 min
    Welcome to the Squarepeg podcast

    Welcome to the Squarepeg podcast

    Welcome to the Squarepeg podcast!

    This is the podcast in which neurodivergent women, and trans and nonbinary people, explore navigating a neurotypical world and share their insights, challenges and successes.

    If you'd like to connect or get in touch, you can find me on: http://squarepeg.community/

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

McBluehook ,

So far, excellent

My only frustration with this is wanting more, I want to binge listen. Really looking forward to the next episodes. This community of autism - ‘late’ adult diagnosis and the intersection with queer sexuality is not all that niche really, there’s quite a lot of us out there, looking for interesting content like this. So far the advice / ‘inspiration’ is realistic and achievable and that’s a lot better than being told to ‘reach for the stars’ or ‘you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to’. Keep it up.

Ramsbury ,

The Square Peg podcast

I had the privilege of talking with Amy as she was developing this podcast and I’m so thrilled to see it out in the world. Amy is such a courageous woman who has found true purpose in changing the narrative around autism and neurodiversity. Her podcast is such an important resource for anyone who wants to have a greater understanding of the issues and the impact they have on the people affected. These are powerful conversations that give a voice to often untold stories with empathy and compassion. Essential listening for anyone interested in making the world a better place for everyone.

madge.w ,

Important and influential podcast

It was an honour to be one of the guests on this podcast. Amy is doing really important work, chatting to neurodivergent women about our experiences. I hope this will be a very influential podcast, and I can’t wait to hear more episodes 😀

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