Profile: Alex Anez

We are all exposed to art at some moment in time, but the moment recognize we can live in the world as creatives and contribute to the arts it's a very powerful moment in an artist career. In this profile piece I sit down with my good friend Alex Anez and we talk about her transition from Venezuela to the US when she was 11 years old, her experience in the arts, and the moment she recognized she could peruse the arts as a career choice. Thank you guys so much for listening. Feedback always welcomed.


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!


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.