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This is a space where we unpack the topics and discussion that are fractured in the Neurodiverse and disability community. Raising up voices and work that is being done by people who are bringing it all full force on the injustices put on our identity, human rights and overall health. We are here to dismantle abelism.Support BIPOC & POC work. Preserve and balance ourselves as listeners and learners of this community and its diverse people. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/discoverspectrum/support

Diverse talk Angie

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This is a space where we unpack the topics and discussion that are fractured in the Neurodiverse and disability community. Raising up voices and work that is being done by people who are bringing it all full force on the injustices put on our identity, human rights and overall health. We are here to dismantle abelism.Support BIPOC & POC work. Preserve and balance ourselves as listeners and learners of this community and its diverse people. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/discoverspectrum/support

    Embracing the stims & validity in self-diagnosis

    Embracing the stims & validity in self-diagnosis

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    Wanting to be accepted or heard is a universal experience and desire.           
    Understanding ourselves can be one of the ways we start the process of embracing ourselves.                           
    My next guest Justin, that is exactly what he is doing. He created his own space in the Autistic community and creates and shares how stimming is completely natural along with words that are felt and create awareness of the neurodivergent experience. We talk about being parents, social challenges and relationships.                   
    This was a really flowy talk!       

    Justin (@intoautistic)
    https://instagram.com/intoautistic?utm_medium=copy_link
    Blog piece for parents:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DiscoverAngie/what-enough.                 
    Starting assessments in Canada:
    https://autismcanada.org/autism-explained/diagnosis/
    Starting assessments in the United States:
    https://www.autism.org/screening-assessment/ 

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      Disclaimer: Please note that from these sites there maybe a general directory of centers and places that are recommended. Please do your own research to ensure the safety of yourself or a loved one seeking services, as a lot of these orgs only want to exploit you and your family and may cause long term damage to your mental health by working with centers and places who try to surpress behaviors, and recommend harmful methods based off the belief that diagnoses like Autism needs a cure and believes a different neuro type is something you can change. 

    • 26 min
    Learning from different perspectives

    Learning from different perspectives

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    Non-Autistic parents who find their kid's diagnosis seperate from who they are and it's said that there must be a way to cure Autism thus labeling Autism to be something of a disease. There's plenty of stigma but through getting diagnoses for her toddler and baby in 2020, Tabitha Cabrera (Women, Mother, Wife, Lawyer, Author, and Advocate) decided to learn past the stigma. We talk about her starting a talk show that rooted from her expressing herself when it was discovered her son is Autistic, the journey that her and her brother (Animator) had creating an amazing children's book together, and some of the future projects that have rooted from her opening up to listening to Autistic adults and the families who are raising Neurodiverse individuals. Her show has given me insight and I am honoured to show case a parent who is an ally to the Autistic community and desires to learn about thing's and mainly love and embrace her children and family with all that she has. 
     Tabitha's published article:  https://filterfreeparents.com/some-days-i-feel-the-kind-of-tired-that-is-deep-to-my-core/  Tabitha's Blog: https://www.peaceofautism.com Tabitha's social media pages: https://www.instagram.com/peaceofautism https://www.facebook.com/peaceofautism  To purchase "Do you talk the way i talk?": https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PXB5NVH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_FNWeWWeZFb019YSZQ
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    • 29 min
    Facing cultural stigma being Neurodiverse

    Facing cultural stigma being Neurodiverse

    The functioning labels of low and high are rattling in conversation throughout the Neurodiverse community. If there are any doubts that these labels are harmful, let me introduce you to Mrinal. Mrinal is a South Asian American women who was overlooked for the diagnosis of Autism & Adhd due to her parents having one view point of what Autism is since there son, who she describes as an Autistic individual who's speech isn't verbally developed past the language of a 5 year old . He also takes pharmaceuticals which later in life she would come to use but was told that she doesn't display certain behaviors like her brother therefore, she would become dependant on them, in turn invalidating her need for them for ADHD. We talk more about how she came to a diagnosis and her journey of understanding and accepting her needs and how important it was to make the connection with the stigma within the South Asian community surrounding mental health and where it stunts a lot of individuals to address their true Neurodiverse self. Being the second episode of Diverse Talk, it was truly an honour to have Mrinal on and can't wait to hear from you listener about what you felt with this episode!!


    ADDitude magazine article:https://www.additudemag.com/mental-health-stigma-asian-stereotype-adhd-asd/
    Binuaral Beats Playlist:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-9W-vsyVM&list=PLnOC9rlyvdSmjdzahJyPRzW7WQ0Cq0ABm
    Mrinal's Blog:www.aspergrl.wordpress.com
    Contact Mrinal to be interviewed as a South Asian/South Asian American:https://www.instagram.com/lotus_mkg/






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    • 19 min
    The Neurodiverse Perception of Creating: Inspiring your own thoughts

    The Neurodiverse Perception of Creating: Inspiring your own thoughts

    Being the first episode of Diverse Talk, I wanted to have Owen Nichols(my fiance) with me, to have one of our many talks about some of our beliefs, and stands as neurodiverse individuals who like to spark up conversations about unpopular topics such as, capitalism. We dive more into capitalism, the uprising of "Thee Influencer" and how it can eventually muddle the value of the content being produced(hear this out), the seemingly odd belief of civil rights for all humans in minority groups and one of my favourite parts explained in this episode by Owen, being that "art is not art yet, unless it's been viewed."

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    • 16 min

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