I recently was invited to an interview on Neurodiversity news. Don’t forget to check out the full interview on their site.
Neurodiversity News: Tell me about yourself and what you do.
Christa Holmans: I’m currently employed full-time as the VP of Marketing and an Organizational Change Agent, specializing in neurodiversity at the Austin Alliance Group – but outside of “office hours,” I run a popular neurodiversity blog – Neurodivergent Rebel.
NN: What inspired you to become an autistic advocate?
CH: When I was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 29, I went to Google to learn more about autism, but the results I found were depressing. I was at a crucial fork in the road. When autistic people are diagnosed, we can go down one of two paths when learning about autism – the path towards accepting ourselves and living our best autistic lives OR the path towards self-loathing and resentment for being “different.”