You could have knocked me over with a feather last summer when I won the “Sensing Colour” award at the AIC (International Association of Color) conference. Part of this prize is the opportunity to offer a talk for the Kaleidoscope Lecture Series organized by the Colour Research Society of Canada. My presentation “The Bone Stories: Synaesthesia, Neurodiversity, and Anatomy in Colour” is scheduled for January 23rd, 2023 at 7PM EST. This free event will be hosted on Zoom with tickets available at this Eventbrite link. I hope to see you online!
Posted by:Carolyn CC Hart
I'm a neurodiversity advocate, an artist, an author, and a licensed massage therapist. My senses are intertwined via synaesthesia, a neurocognitive difference, which informs my writing, my visual art, my costume design, and my long career in manual therapy. I am continuing to learn how my divergent brain creates both opportunities and obstacles, and I support the argument that neurodiverse traits are not necessarily pathologies, but represent part of the spectrum of human somatosensory, intellectual, and cognitive experience. I support Judy Singer's theories of neurodiversity which include the concept that just as conserving biodiversity is necessary for a sustainable, flourishing planet, so respecting neurodiversity is necessary for a sustainable, flourishing human society. I am a founding member of the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists, where I serve as the IASAS secretary. I've practiced therapeutic massage for more than 30 years, and feel that my sensory sensitivities have helped me thrive in my hands-on career.