Activism, Service, Advocacy

I’ve always felt the best leaders come from the populations they represent. As a neurodiverse person, I am committed to destigmatizing neurocognitive differences. I am a speaker, presenter, organizer, and author focused on synaesthesia, Tourette, sensory processing differences, Autism, attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, and other neurocognitive outliers.

I sit on the executive board of IASAS, the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists where I’ve helped to organize academic conferences at the University of California Los Angeles and Moscow State University of Psychology and Education in Russia. Additionally, I’ve presented at synaesthesia symposia in Dublin, Ireland, Alcalá al Real, Spain, and Moscow, Russia.

Social media has allowed neurodiverse individuals across the globe to connect with each other and find community. I manage the Mirror-Touch Synesthesia Facebook page and regularly field questions from people curious about their own mirror-sensory phenomena. That page can be found here.

The photo above is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and my visit to one of its peace murals.