Brianne Leeson is a writer, artist, and voice actor from Dallas, Texas. She is the creator of the queer supernatural comedy audio drama, “Today’s Lucky Winner.” Brianne was diagnosed as autistic and with ADHD at age 30, and she has since become a passionate advocate for autism acceptance and representation in media.
During this episode, Brianne talks about:
How she got her autism and ADHD diagnosis during the pandemic, when her world was turned upside down How her diagnosis helped her reassess and reframe her past struggles with mental health Why an experience with hot sauce removed any doubt in her mind about her autism diagnosis How she realized she had written her own neurodivergence into the two main characters of Today’s Lucky Winner Why she decided to explicitly mention during the show that these characters are neurodivergent – and the positive impact this has had on the show’s fans How writing helped her process her diagnosis For more information about “Today’s Lucky Winner”, check out the links below:
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