I use art to understand where I’ve been and where I am. I’m curious as to how my mental illness will manifest through my art over time. Where it originally started as a word or question it is now manifesting in scenes and stories. Perhaps this can open up the mental health conversation and what we can do to live through these experiences.
Conventional wisdom tells us that learners with autism either have a radically reduced capacity for empathy, or no empathy at all. Like so much of the historical perceptions of autism, this is not only wrong, but actually damaging to repeat.