Wednesday, June 05, 2019

We Are Proud Autistic Women

Many years ago one of the regular FITK correspondents was Kristín Vilhjálmsdóttir. We met over coffee in Reykjavík a few times. I found her to be articulate and sensitive with a no-nonsense attitude. Recently she has been involved in the making of the film Að sjá hið ósýnilega (Seeing the Unseen), a documentary about women who are on various levels of the autistic spectrum. It was inspired by the poem We Are Proud Autistic Women by Kristy Forbes. We had discussed many of the issues which the poem addresses so her interest in this project is understandable.

Here is a video of Kristín reading that poem (in Icelandic, with captioning)

By Professor Batty


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