With an Autistic host and all Autistic guests, our podcast aims to amplify Autistic voices from a diverse range of backgrounds, with Australian and international Autistic advocates sharing their stories and perspectives from lived experience. You will also find the episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other favourite apps.
In this eighth episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny then introduces David Gray-Hammond, who is an Autistic mental health and addiction advocate and activist.
In the conversation, David reflects on his journey of Autism acceptance after receiving a diagnosis at the age of twenty-six. He discusses his first steps into the world of advocacy and how he discovered the support and embrace of the Autistic community which has been vital to his wellbeing. He also discusses what prompted him to begin writing his blog about Autism, mental health and addiction (Emergent Divergence) and what drives him to keep writing and advocating in these areas. David also explores some of his proudest moments as an advocate and activist to date and shares his hopes for the future.
The Reframing Autism team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we have the privilege to learn, work, and grow. Whilst we gather on many different parts of this Country, the RA team walk on the land of the Birpai, Awabakal, Wattamattagal, Whadjak, Amangu, Bunurong and Kaurna Yarta peoples.
We are committed to honouring the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country, and the diversity and learning opportunities with which they provide us. We extend our gratitude and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to all Elders past, present, and emerging, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.