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Welcome to the 21andsensory Podcast! My name is Emily and I have Sensory Processing Disorder and I’m Autistic. I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in the UK and this podcast is a mixture of me rambling about all things Sensory Processing and Autism related and chatting to some super lovely neurodivergent guests from all walks of life!

Follow @21andsensory on Instagram for more content.

21andsensory By Emily @21andsensory

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Welcome to the 21andsensory Podcast! My name is Emily and I have Sensory Processing Disorder and I’m Autistic. I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in the UK and this podcast is a mixture of me rambling about all things Sensory Processing and Autism related and chatting to some super lovely neurodivergent guests from all walks of life!

Follow @21andsensory on Instagram for more content.

    21andsensory Podcast Trailer 2021

    21andsensory Podcast Trailer 2021

    A new trailer for my podcast!

    My 21andsensory links:

    @21andsensory on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/ 21andsensory

    @21andsensory on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory

    21andsensory on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory/videos

    @21andsensory on Twitter:https://twitter.com/21andsensory

    Blog: https://21andsensory.wordpress.com/ 21andsensory

    • 56 sec
    Episode 47: Special Guest, Author Abigail Balfe

    Episode 47: Special Guest, Author Abigail Balfe

    I am super excited for today's episode as I have special guest Abigail Balfe. Abigail is a Brighton-based writer, illustrator and Emmy Award winning creative producer. Abigail is an author and has just had her first book published. It's called 'A Different Sort of Normal' and it documents how Abigail didn't realise she was autistic until she was an adult. The book includes funny stories including her love of cats, fear of toilets, and an amusing story featuring her dad and a tub of ice cream. There are also more serious ones: a very difficult experience at a swimming pool, and her experience of navigating the overwhelming stimuli of a crowded train.

    Along the way, there is also crucial information about autism, including commonly held misconceptions. She also includes tips to help readers navigate key milestones – attending ‘big school’, puberty, and making friends – especially if you do differ from the ‘norm’ around you.

    I reached out to her to ask if she might like to come on my podcast to chat a little more about her book!

    We chat about:


    Abigail's Autism diagnosis and the process / journey behind it
    Diagnosis of Autism in women and late diagnosis
    Abigail's experience of Masking as an Autistic person
    Abigail's career as a Creative Producer, Author and Illustrator!
    Abigail's studies at Cambridge School of Art (MA Children's Book Illustration course) and we chat about how her book came about as a result of her final MA uni project.
    How Abigail went about creating her book and how she juggled being both the Author and Illustrator as well as a chat about doing book PR
    Abigails special interests and hobbies and her favourite sensory / fidget items!
    Where you can buy her fab book from!

    Abigails's links:


    Buy Abigail's Book here
    Abigail's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abigailbalfe
    Abigail's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abigailbalfe/
    Abigail's Website: https://www.abigailbalfe.com
    Abigail on CBBC's Book Club: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/cbbc-book-club-2021-july and here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/cbbc-book-club-2021-august

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 56 min
    Episode 46: with Special Guest, Ella Willis!

    Episode 46: with Special Guest, Ella Willis!

    On today's episode I have special guest Ella Willis. Ella is a 21 year old Newcastle-based Autism advocate who creates amazing and really informative educational videos on her TikTok (@ellaellaw) where they have almost 120,000 followers! Ella is also a fab illustrator and shares work via Instagram @_ellawillis and via an Illustration IG @illustratetothepoint.

    We chat about:


    Ella's diagnoses and compare diagnosis waiting times, support within education, etc.
    Studying at university and disclosing an Autism diagnosis. We chat about having access to support and about how Ella found university life.
    Ella's TikTok page - when was it started and coming up with amazing engaging content!
    The fab fundraising work Ella did (you can donate here)
    Ella's hobbies and special interests

    Ella's Links:


    Ella's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/EllaWillis
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_ellawillis/
    Illustration Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illustratetothepoint/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ellaellaw
    Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/EllaEllaaW
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtoCvp-C8zI3aZy78G2I-RA
    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/illustratetothepoint

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 55 min
    Episode 45: with Special Guest, Ella from PurpleElla!

    Episode 45: with Special Guest, Ella from PurpleElla!

    Hi everyone! Welcome to today’s episode, I have special guest Ella Tabb, who you might all know as PurpleElla. Ella is an Autistic adult with ADHD who is a Public Speaker, Content Creator and YouTuber. She makes fantastic videos sharing thoughts, ideas and tips on life as a proud neurodivergent adult. Ella lives with her husband, three children, a cat called Katsu and Coco who is an adorable autism service dog!

    We chat about:


    Ella's diagnoses of Autism, ADHD and chronic illness (hEDS), the process behind receiving them and waiting times and late diagnosis.
    Ella's two children and their autism diagnoses - we chat about going through the diagnostic process herself and with her children.
    Ella's YouTube channel - when she first started on the platform and how she has been managing with it's amazing growth!
    How Ella manages her online presence and content creation and tips on avoiding burnout and protecting your own mental health.
    What Ella loves about being a content creator and pubic speaker
    How Ella copes with daily life - the main challenges she faces and how she has found managing through the pandemic
    Ella's lovely dog Coco! Ella explains what an autism assistance dog does day to day and how Coco helps her and Dogs for Autism: https://dogsforautism.org.uk
    Ella's Purple People Community membership and Born Anxious merchandise!

    Ella's Links:


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/purpleella
    The Purple People (YouTube Club): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzske-KMAJYQn84rz6oD_yA/join
    TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZS747ovM/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/purpleella
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/purpleellaandcoco
    Merch: https://www.bornanxious.co.uk/born-anxious-collection?category=Purple+Ella

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 44: with Special Guest, Writer and Author Sara Gibbs

    Episode 44: with Special Guest, Writer and Author Sara Gibbs

    Hi everyone! Welcome to today’s episode, I have special guest Sara Gibbs. Sara is a UK-based comedy writer, author and notorious cat lady. She is a graduate of the National Film and Television School's Writing & Producing Comedy course and her comedy writing credits include the Daily Mash, Dead Ringers, the News Quiz, the Now Show, Sketchtopia, the Mash Report, Greatest Ever TV Blunders, Greatest Ever Movie Blunders and Have I Got News for You amongst many others.

    Sara was recently diagnosed as Autistic and has a new book out called 'Drama Queen: One Autistic Woman and a Life of Unhelpful Labels' which is described as a 'memoir of a woman's life that didn't make a lot of sense until she was a third of the way through it'. We chat about so much in this episode including:


    The journey and process behind her autism diagnosis
    Autism in women, being late diagnosed and imposter syndrome
    Sara's experience with chronic pain, her support needs and we mention independent living
    The timeframe between Sara getting her diagnosis and then deciding to write a book and her experience of beginning to write her book and writing through the pandemic
    The PR work such as articles and interviews she has done to promote the book and accommodations that have helped along the way
    Sara's adult life, interests, and finding a comedy course and her book being a No.1 Bestseller on Amazon!
    Sara's new Aut Hour podcast and what to expect
    Social media and protecting yourself from burnout

    Sara's social media:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sara_rose_g/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sara_Rose_G
    Sara's website: https://saragibbs.com
    Sara's 'Drama Queen' Book: smarturl.it/Drama-Queen

    Sara's Aut Hour Podcast links:


    Apple: https://tinyurl.com/6mdymcxs
    Google: https://tinyurl.com/2yeapde4
    Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/3e6s4hxx
    Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/399vvby5
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authourpod/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutHourPod

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 59 min
    Episode 43: with Special Guest, Luke Poulton from @veganluke

    Episode 43: with Special Guest, Luke Poulton from @veganluke

    On today's episode I have special guest Luke Poulton who some of you may know as @veganluke across social media. Luke is (as his username suggests) vegan, he is 30 years old and is an Autistic stand-up comedian who was awarded Essex Comedian of the Year in 2019. At the time of recording Luke has over 60,000 followers on TikTok which is insane and I'm going to be asking him more about his brilliant videos in this episode!

    We chat about:


    Luke's Autism diagnosis and support within education
    His university experience, what he studied and accommodations for autistic people at university
    What life was like after uni, and his experiences working as a postman, in a supermarket and at a law firm
    How Luke got into comedy and the stand-up scene
    Luke's TikTok page - when and why he started it and managing with it's amazing growth!
    Luke's (fascinating) special interests 
    How he copes with daily life and through the pandemic


    In this episode we mentioned:


    The tiktok video with the handshake
    explore.org for the live animal cameras!


    Luke's Links:


    Luke's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Veganluke

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 58 min

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