Getting more Autistic voices in the media is definitely something we would like to see.
In this special episode of the podcast, we talk to Lydia who is an autistic freelance journalist. We hear about her career and what it’s like being Autistic and working in the media and journalism field.
Lydia and the Chew Crew (Joel, Lorraine and Jenny) also discuss why it’s important to have Autistic voices in the media and how we can encourage them to enter the field!
Don’t miss out on this fantastic episode!
Listen to other topics from the Sensory Matters show here.
The Sensory Matters Podcast came about from a desire to showcase ‘real’ people’s stories and experiences of sensory difficulties in a neurotypical world. More than that though, it was important to host a range of voices to mirror the diversity of this community and not to focus on the downsides but to draw attention to the possibilities, opportunities, and those who have found strategies and success, enabling them to live the life they desire. By sharing these stories we hope to do two things; raise awareness and in turn acceptance and through that change the world we live in to be more encompassing of the rich tapestry and vast differences seen across all people and to stop viewing the world through only that individuals eyes, but to open peoples minds to other ways of thinking.
We have a core team of presenters and hosts who are either on the spectrum, have sensory difficulties or are connected to people who are. We also invite experts and top speakers to tackle key topics.
If you have a topic or story you think we should cover then do get in touch, we are not scared to tackle any subject matter, we feel strongly to drive progress discussion must be had.