Storytelling

Sound Memory: My First Asthma Attack

Produced by Michael Andrews

This sound memory is about the first time I experienced an asthma attack. While spending a summer with my grandma in the Dominican Republic I got my hands on what I thought was a bucket of water; causing me to wake up in the middle of the night to a sound and a feeling I had never experienced before. I hope you guys enjoy! Feedback is always welcome, thank you so much for listening!

Educational

No Barriers

This piece is about the intersection between individuals with autism and performing. I explored how acting can be therapeutic for those with autism. I also followed an example, Samantha Elisofon, of a person living with autism who is talented in music and theater. Samantha was in a movie, Keep the Change, that has gotten a lot of recognition. In the film, non-neurotypical actors play the main roles—the characters they play are neuro-atypical as well. They screened some of the movie at the UN for Autism awareness month and invited Samantha to speak.