Embracing the Melodies of Life: Michael Korins’ Journey as a Musical Changemaker

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Embracing the Melodies of Life: Michael Korins’ Journey as a Musical Changemaker

In a world where communication often feels like a labyrinth of words, Michael Korins has found his true voice in the universal language of music. A 29-year-old Long Island High School graduate, Michael’s story is a testament to the power of embracing one’s strengths as a means to overcome challenges and inspire others to do the same.

Michael took his first piano lesson when he was three years old. Even then, it was evident that he had an innate connection with the melodies that flowed through his tiny fingers. As he grew older, music became his sanctuary, a place where words couldn’t confine him, and expression knew no bounds. By the age of 13, he delved into singing, further solidifying his passion for the art form.

His parents, Dan and Ellen Korins, fondly remember him greeting people with snippets of classical masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven, demonstrating his uncanny ability to connect with the timeless compositions. The Beatles also held a special place in his heart, and he voraciously explored his family’s CD collection, absorbing music from various genres and eras.

What sets Michael apart is his ability to transcend the barriers of traditional communication. While he may struggle to find the right words in a typical conversation, his connection to music is seamless. Whenever a microphone or a piano is within his reach, a magical transformation occurs. The stage becomes his home, a place where he feels most comfortable and at ease, and the audience is captivated by the beauty of his musical expression.

Ellen, sitting beside Michael in their Merrick home, attests to the transformative power of music in her son’s life. “One thing he doesn’t have is stage fright,” she says, beaming with pride. “Music and performing have a calming effect on him. Some of his happiest times are when he’s on stage and performing.”

Michael’s high school years were a turning point in his musical journey. He eventually was successful in his High School’s Concert Choir for more advanced singers. However the musical director of the school did not want Michael to be mainstreamed in the school’s music program. Instead he wanted to limit Michael to only participate in a special needs program. After a struggle that lasted a few years Michael was allowed to join the Concert Choir. Michael’s determination and talent shone brightly then. He didn’t just excel; he soared. His remarkable skills earned him a coveted spot in the New York State School Music Association’s All-State program—an achievement that only the finest young musicians in the state attain each year.

Notably, Michael’s success in the All-State program was even more extraordinary because he was the first person from the district’s special needs Prep Program to receive such an honor. His accomplishment not only showcased his musical brilliance but also shattered preconceived notions about the potential of Autistic individuals.

But Michael’s story doesn’t end with his achievements; it is merely the prelude to the impact he seeks to make on the world. Beyond the trophies and accolades, his true aspiration lies in inspiring others to embrace their strengths, irrespective of the challenges they face. Michael believes that everyone has a unique talent, a gift that can be nurtured and celebrated to build bridges and break barriers.

Through his captivating performances at “Autism’s Got Talent” and the “All Autism Wedding,” Michael has touched the hearts of many and shown that autism is not a limitation but a different lens through which the world can be perceived. His journey as a cast member on the A&E channel’s “#theemployables” has also shed light on the remarkable abilities that autistic people possess and the contributions they can make to society when given the opportunity.

For Michael Korins, the stage is not merely a platform for entertainment; it is a canvas for spreading hope and inclusivity. His music serves as a beacon, guiding others to embrace their passions and gifts without reservation or doubt. In a society that often emphasizes the need to fit into predefined molds, Michael reminds us that our true essence lies in celebrating what makes us unique.

As he continues to perform and share his music with the world, Michael hopes to touch more lives, break down barriers of misunderstanding, and pave the way for a more inclusive and compassionate world. His story stands as a testament to the transformative power of the arts, the resilience of the human spirit, and the profound impact a single individual can have on society.

In Michael Korins’ world, melodies resonate louder than words, and through his music, he invites us all to dance to the rhythm of our own hearts. His journey serves as a reminder that when we embrace our strengths and passions, we unlock the potential to create a symphony of change, one that echoes far beyond the stage and into the hearts of all who listen.

Let’s find out what Michael has to say about his musical journey, in a candid chat (text interview) with Shilpi Mayank Awasthi. *Michael’s dad Dan Korins helped him to find the words to express his feelings when responding to his interview questions.

Shilpi : Share a bit about your Autism Journey, and being hugely successful and an award winning singer, how has been this journey so far?

Michael : I am a young autistic man who communicates better through music than I do with words. I hope to inspire everyone to embrace their strengths as a way of overcoming whatever challenges they may have.

Shilpi: Could you also shed some light on your journey as a cast member on the A&E channel’s “#theemployables”

Michael: I was one of the first people picked for the show because of my social media presence. There was a lot of filming for almost a year. It was very hard but I was very proud of myself for completing my role in the show. I had to overcome anxiety and sensory overload over a long period of time. It took me about six months to recover.

Shilpi: What is the one thing that keeps Michael going, with so much enthusiasm, every single day?

Michael: I struggle with many challenges but my love of music always helps me to be enthusiastic.

Shilpi: In so many years of being an amazingly superb singer, what are some of the qualities that you think are crucial to make your mark and be successful in this world and that can go a long way in this journey?

Michael: Singing comes naturally to me. People often look up to me and treat me well because of my talent. All of this helps me with my self-esteem and helps me with my challenges. Sadly, those who don’t know me as a singer often see me someone who is “different” and inferior. I try to be successful doing the things I love. If I inspire others that makes me happy.

Shilpi: How do you unwind? Do you hangout with friends and What are your hobbies apart from music?

Michael: I unwind by listening to music, watching movies and bowling.

Shilpi: Do you want to share some cherished memories with our audience?

Michael: My two favorite memories are singing with Billy Joel’s original band “The Lords of 52 Street”.

My second favorite memory is performing at “Autism’s Got Talent”.

Shilpi: What challenges do you see in the Autism space all across the globe, and what changes would you like to see to overcome them, in the years to come?

Michael: Autistic people should be accepted as human beings who think differently. Our strengths should be supported and we should be helped with our challenges. We should not be “cured”. That would erase who we really are.

Shilpi: Where do you see yourself in the future? What are your Hopes and aspirations for yourself?

Michael: I would like to be a professional singer who lives independently.

Thank you

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Michael Korins


Tigger Pritchard: The Awesomely Autistic Changemaker Leading the Way for Acceptance and Understanding

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In a world where being neurodivergent is increasingly recognized and celebrated, Tigger Pritchard stands out as a remarkable individual, an inspiring changemaker, and a trailblazer for autistic individuals everywhere. Tigger Pritchard is a globally recognized conference presenter, consultant, trainer, and speaker with a remarkable background. As an Autistic individual, Tigger’s personal and professional experiences have made him a powerful advocate for neurodivergent individuals.

With over thirty-four years of professional experience and a lifetime of being “awesomely autistic” himself, Tigger possesses a unique understanding of what it means to be autistic and the challenges individuals face, allowing him to communicate this insight effectively to support the reduction of anxiety for all.

As an advocate, consultant, and trainer Tigger has dedicated his life to promoting understanding, acceptance, and empowerment for those who are Autistic, particularly those who present with a Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile. With a lifetime of being awesomely autistic himself, Tigger brings a unique perspective to his work and serves as a beacon of hope for countless individuals who share similar challenges.

Early Life and Autism Discovery

Tigger Pritchard was born in the UK and from an early age, he felt different. Growing up he found with social interactions, communication, and sensory processing complicated at times because of his Neurotype. Unfortunately, during his early years, autism awareness and understanding were limited, and Tigger’s struggles went unnoticed and misunderstood. This lack of awareness led to feelings of isolation and frustration, making his journey all the more challenging.

A Turning Point: Diagnosis and Acceptance

It wasn’t until Tigger’s later years that he realised he was Autistic, which brought a mix of emotions. On one hand, this identification offered an explanation for his challenges, but on the other hand, it presented a society that still struggled to comprehend and accept neurodivergence fully. Instead of being discouraged, Tigger chose to embrace his autistic self and set out on a mission to advocate for understanding, support, and inclusion for all autistic individuals.

Professional Journey and Expertise

Tigger Pritchard’s professional journey began many years ago supporting individuals in a variety of settings then as a passionate advocate for autism and neurodivergency. His extensive experience in the field has allowed him to witness and actively participate in the evolving landscape of autism awareness. Over the years, he has developed a passion for raising awareness and understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance, a profile on the autism spectrum that often presents unique challenges related to extreme anxiety and resistance to everyday demands.

As a consultant and trainer, Tigger has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of individuals who are Autistic and with a PDA profile, along with their families, caregivers, and educators. He has collaborated with numerous organizations, schools, and institutions worldwide, promoting best practices and strategies for accommodating and supporting autistic individuals effectively.
Tigger’s work is expansive, as he collaborates with various groups such as individuals, families, corporate organizations, and educational settings on a consultancy basis. This work includes one-on-one sessions to support individuals and families in need, as well as offering his expertise to care facilities, schools, and other establishments. Tigger’s influence extends far beyond Cornwall, his base, as he has the capability to reach families, individuals, or organizations worldwide. His international reach is a testament to his dedication and commitment to spreading awareness and support for autistic individuals everywhere.

Global Recognition as a Conference Presenter and Speaker

As a regular presenter at major organizations and national/international conferences, Tigger has earned a reputation for delivering engaging and informative talks. His presentations are fuelled by passion and a deep commitment to creating a more inclusive society for neurodivergent individuals. Beyond being a presenter, Tigger has also organized conferences, designing Cornwall’s first Pathological Demand Avoidance and online Autism Conferences. Through these events, he has provided platforms for voices that often go unheard, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and understanding within the field.

Tigger Pritchard’s expertise and dedication have earned him global recognition as a sought-after conference presenter and speaker. His presentations are known for their authenticity, empathy, and insightful perspectives. Tigger’s ability to blend personal experiences with evidence-based practices creates a powerful impact, leaving audiences inspired and motivated to create positive change in their communities.

Challenging Stigma and Promoting Acceptance

Tigger’s work as an advocate extends beyond conferences and seminars. Tigger’s journey has been diverse and multifaceted. He has worn many hats, including that of a support worker, advocate, teacher, facilitator, trainer, manager, lecturer, and friend. Each role has contributed to his growth and understanding of the diverse needs of neurodivergent individuals. Tigger acknowledges that the learning process is ongoing, and he continues to embrace new opportunities for personal and professional growth. He actively challenges societal stigmas surrounding autism and advocates for acceptance, not just mere tolerance. By sharing his personal journey and experiences, he shatters stereotypes and misconceptions about autistic individuals, showcasing their incredible strengths and unique perspectives.

Empowering Autistic Individuals

At the core of Tigger Pritchard’s mission is the empowerment of autistic individuals themselves. He firmly believes that understanding and accepting one’s neurodivergence is the key to unlocking one’s full potential. Through his workshops and consultations, Tigger provides support and encouragement to autistic individuals, helping them build self-confidence, develop their talents, and navigate the challenges of daily life. Tigger’s dedication to advocacy extends beyond his professional commitments; he is also a passionate volunteer. He actively supports various advocacy and support groups within the autistic and PDA community. Notably, he is involved in running a support group called “PDA Together” on Facebook, which serves as a valuable resource and source of connection for PDAers and their families in the South West. Additionally, Tigger volunteers for local autistic support organizations and a national autistic-led education organization, furthering his contribution to the autism community.

In the digital realm, Tigger has harnessed social media platforms to amplify autistic voices and share valuable information. Through his Podcasts, Instagram, and YouTube accounts, he delves into the diverse world of autistic experiences, providing valuable insights and promoting a deeper understanding of neurodiversity. His online presence under “Bridging the Neurodivide” serves as an invaluable resource for those seeking knowledge and connection within the autism community.

Global Leader and Changemaker

Tigger Pritchard’s journey from a misunderstood autistic child to a globally recognized advocate, consultant, and trainer is nothing short of inspiring. His unwavering commitment to promoting acceptance, understanding, and empowerment for autistic individuals, particularly those with a PDA profile, has left an indelible mark on the world. Tigger’s work continues to pave the way for a more inclusive society that values neurodivergence and embraces the strengths of all individuals. As we move forward, Tigger Pritchard’s legacy will undoubtedly serve as a guiding light for future changemakers in the realm of autism advocacy and beyond.

Tigger is an outstanding figure in the autism advocacy and support landscape. His extensive personal and professional experiences have equipped him with a profound understanding of being Autistic, enabling him to support and empower neurodivergent individuals effectively. Through his consultancy work, conference presentations, advocacy efforts, and digital presence, Tigger continues to be a driving force in promoting inclusion, understanding, and acceptance of autism worldwide. As he continues on his journey of learning and growth, his contributions are sure to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless autistic individuals and their families.

Let’s hear one and only “Tigger Pritchard” in an exclusive and a candid conversation with Shilpi Mayank Awasthi-

Author Shilpi Mayank Awasthi
Founder SpecialSaathi


Dr.Anila Khan: Empowering Autism Communities Worldwide

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Dr. Anila Khan: Empowering Autism Communities Worldwide

In today’s fast-paced world, true changemakers are those who dedicate their lives to making a positive impact in the lives of others. Dr. Anila Khan, an extraordinary individual, exemplifies this spirit of compassion and dedication. As a globally recognized clinical psychologist, speech and language therapist, psychotherapist, and trainer, Dr. Khan has made significant contributions to the field of autism advocacy, mental health, and human rights. Her tireless efforts in bridging gaps, raising awareness, and providing support to individuals with autism have earned her numerous accolades and nominations, positioning her as a trailblazer in her field.

Autism Advocacy and Expertise:
Dr. Anila Khan’s journey as an autism expert began with her personal experiences as an individual on the autism spectrum. Combining her lived experiences with her professional expertise, she has been able to provide a unique and invaluable perspective in her work. Her role as the Global-International Director for Sound of Autism and Director of International Development in Pakistan at Sounds of Autism Inc., Arizona, has allowed her to influence policy, research, and intervention strategies for individuals with autism on a global scale.

A Multifaceted Approach:
Dr. Khan’s commitment to empowering individuals with autism goes beyond traditional roles. As the founder of the Center for Research, Prevention, and Rehabilitation (CRPR), she has created a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing together experts from various fields to drive innovative research and holistic interventions for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Furthermore, Dr. Khan’s establishment of the Global Alliance for Persons with Different, Additional, and Special Needs (GAPDAS) showcases her dedication to inclusivity and advocacy for diverse communities. By championing the rights of individuals with different abilities, she actively works towards creating a society that embraces and celebrates neurodiversity.

Addressing Trauma and Promoting Mental Health:
Recognizing the importance of mental health and the impact of trauma on individuals with autism, Dr. Anila Khan has also taken on the role of a social worker and human rights defender. Through her initiative, “Recovering from Childhood Trauma,” she provides support and therapeutic interventions to victims of neglect, bullying, domestic violence, abuse, and trauma. Her compassionate approach has helped countless individuals overcome their past traumas and regain their confidence, ultimately leading to positive transformations in their lives.

Global Perspective and Inclusivity:
Dr. Khan’s work extends beyond national boundaries, as she actively engages in promoting a global perspective on autism, particularly within diverse racial communities. Through her involvement in international collaborations and research projects, she aims to bridge the gaps in understanding and support for autistic individuals belonging to black, brown, and white racial communities worldwide. By raising awareness of cultural nuances and addressing the specific needs of these communities, Dr. Khan ensures that no one is left behind in the quest for inclusivity and acceptance.

Recognition and Awards:
Dr. Anila Khan’s remarkable contributions have not gone unnoticed. She has been nominated for the Autism Hero Award 2023, International Inspiration Women Award 2023, Mental Health America Conference Award 2023, and National Diversity Awards – Positive Role Model 2023. These nominations are a testament to her dedication, passion, and the positive impact she has had on the lives of countless individuals.

Dr. Anila Khan’s journey as a changemaker is awe-inspiring. Her diverse range of expertise, unwavering commitment to autism advocacy, trauma recovery, mental health, and inclusivity have transformed lives and continue to make a lasting impact. Through her work, she has brought hope, support, and empowerment to individuals on the autism spectrum and those who have experienced trauma. Dr. Khan’s dedication serves as an inspiration for others.

Let’s find out more on Anila’s journey in her own words in a candid conversation.

Author Shilpi Mayank Awasthi
Founder SpecialSaathi


Joanna Grace: Pioneering Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist

Global Leaders and Changemakers: Joanna Grace

Joanna Grace: Transforming Lives Through Sensory Engagement and Inclusion


Joanna Grace, the founder of The Sensory Projects, is an international Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist based in the UK, who is dedicated to creating a future where individuals are understood and valued regardless of their differences, is making a significant impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Her relentless dedication to understanding and embracing differences has earned her global recognition as a published author, trainer, TEDx speaker, and founder of The Sensory Projects. With her profound insights and personal experience as an autistic individual, Joanna is revolutionizing the way society perceives and supports people with disabilities, contributing to a more inclusive future for all.

Creating Understanding through Sensory Engagement

Joanna’s work revolves around sensory engagement, recognizing that individuals experience the world in diverse and unique ways. By understanding and responding to the sensory differences that some autistic people encounter, Joanna helps foster an environment where individuals with disabilities can thrive. Her expertise lies in creating sensory-rich experiences that enable individuals to connect, communicate, and express themselves in ways that resonate with their unique sensory profiles. With a diverse background and a deep passion for sensory experiences, Joanna has emerged as a leading figure in the field, working tirelessly to promote inclusive practices and empower individuals with special needs. With her wealth of knowledge and expertise, Joanna serves as a Sensory Engagement Specialist, trainer, author, and TEDx speaker. Drawing from her background as a qualified teacher, she has worked in both specialist and mainstream educational settings, catering to students of all ages and abilities. Her work extends beyond the classroom, as she has assessed schools’ provisions for children with additional learning needs, authored curriculum documents for local authorities, charities, and non-governmental organizations, and even served as a registered Foster Carer, offering support to children with profound special needs and their families. Additionally, Joanna has provided valuable guidance in the field of adult care, supporting staff and families in their efforts to provide for individuals with complex disabilities.

Career path

In 2010, Joanna established The Sensory Projects, a venture that has become her life’s passion. The organization focuses on sharing knowledge and creativity to transform everyday, inexpensive items into powerful tools for inclusion. Through The Sensory Projects, Joanna aims to bridge the gap between individuals with special needs and the rest of society by creating sensory-rich environments that foster understanding, communication, and engagement. Her work has garnered significant recognition and support, including the successful Sensory Stories Kickstarter project, which received backing from 159 individuals and helped propel The Sensory Projects into the public arena.

Awards and Recognition

The impact of Joanna’s work has not gone unnoticed. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her exceptional contributions to the field of sensory engagement and inclusion. These accolades highlight her dedication and commitment to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities, as well as her tireless efforts to promote understanding and acceptance.

Advocating for Inclusion

Joanna’s advocacy, commitment to inclusion and sensory engagement extends beyond her professional endeavors. She leads by example, as she openly shares that she is autistic. Her personal experience allows her to empathize with and better understand the challenges faced by individuals with neurodivergent conditions. Joanna’s son, the UK’s youngest published author, wrote a book titled “My Mummy is Autistic,” shedding light on the experiences of neurodiverse families. By sharing her personal journey and experiences, Joanna aims to promote acceptance, empathy, and understanding, paving the way for a more inclusive society. Joanna’s advocacy for autism awareness and acceptance resonates deeply, inspiring others to embrace and celebrate differences.

Driving Change and Empowering Others

Joanna’s impact extends far beyond her immediate sphere of influence. She actively participates in podcasts and interviews, sharing her expertise on sensory differences and inclusion. Through her insights and experiences, she educates and empowers others, fostering a deeper understanding of neurodiversity and promoting inclusive practices in various fields. Her commitment to spreading awareness and knowledge contributes to a world where people are understood and accepted, regardless of their differences.

Pioneering Research and Innovation

Driven by her passion for inclusion, Joanna is currently pursuing a doctorate in identity and belonging for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. This research endeavor showcases her commitment to pushing boundaries and advancing our understanding of complex disabilities. Joanna’s academic pursuits will undoubtedly contribute to developing more effective strategies, policies, and support systems, ultimately improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

Joanna Grace, the Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, is a true changemaker and advocate for individuals with disabilities. Her relentless pursuit of inclusion, extensive knowledge, and personal experiences as an autistic individual and a mother have propelled her to the forefront of the movement for understanding and acceptance. Through her groundbreaking work, she is transforming lives, dismantling stereotypes, and creating a future where everyone is valued and embraced, regardless of their differences. Joanna’s remarkable journey serves as an inspiration for us all to make a positive difference in the world around us. Joanna’s dedication to creating a more inclusive and sensory-friendly world continues to make a profound impact on the lives of individuals with special needs and their families.

In a society where differences are often overlooked or misunderstood, Joanna Grace stands out as a beacon of understanding, compassion, and creativity. Through her innovative approach to sensory engagement and inclusion, she is transforming lives and paving the way for a brighter, more inclusive future.

Let’s hear about Joanna’s life, work and much more in her own words, in a candid conversation.

Joanna Grace talk part 1
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Author Shilpi Mayank Awasthi
Founder SpecialSaathi


Yenn Purkis: A Changemaker Advocating for Autism and Neurodivergent Rights

Global Leaders and Changemakers- Yenn Purkis. Autistic author, advocate and is a non-binary gender and use the pronouns they / them

Yenn Purkis is an autistic and non-binary advocate and presenter. Yenn is the author of 13 published books, all about elements of autism. Yenn has many awards for their work including the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year Award and the 2019 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award. Yenn is passionate about making a difference for neurodivergent and Queer folks. Yenn has presented all over the world – often via Zoom! Yenn gave a talk on autism and resilience for TEDx Canberra in 2013. Yenn has a Masters degree in Fine Art. They also have a large public profile particularly in the autistic and transgender communities.
Yenn lives in a house full of art and books in Canberra, Australia with their little tortoiseshell kitty, Sunflower.

In a world that often struggles to understand and accommodate neurodivergent individuals, Yenn Purkis stands out as a true changemaker. As an autistic and non-binary advocate, author, and presenter, Yenn has dedicated their life to making a difference for those who are often marginalized and overlooked. Through their extensive body of work, powerful presentations, and unyielding passion, Yenn has become a beacon of hope and inspiration for the autistic and queer communities.

With an impressive collection of 13 published books, Yenn has become a leading voice in the realm of autism literature. Their books, each delving into various aspects of autism, provide invaluable insights and guidance for individuals, families, and professionals seeking to better understand and support neurodivergent individuals. Yenn’s writings are a testament to their deep understanding of the autistic experience, showcasing their unique ability to articulate complex emotions and perspectives.

Yenn’s contributions have not gone unnoticed. Their exceptional dedication and tireless efforts have been recognized through numerous accolades, including the prestigious 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year Award and the 2019 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award. These honors speak volumes about the impact Yenn has had on their community and the respect they have earned among their peers.

Passionate about inclusivity and intersectionality, Yenn strives to create a world that celebrates and accommodates neurodivergent and queer individuals. Their advocacy work extends beyond autism, encompassing a broad range of issues faced by the neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ communities. Yenn’s unwavering commitment to fostering understanding and acceptance drives them to challenge societal norms, break down barriers, and amplify the voices of those who have long been silenced.

Yenn’s influence reaches far and wide, transcending geographical boundaries through their captivating presentations, often delivered via Zoom. Their talks, filled with wisdom and personal anecdotes, resonate with audiences worldwide. One notable moment was Yenn’s enlightening TEDx Canberra talk in 2013, where they shared their insights on autism and resilience. Yenn’s ability to connect with their audience, instill hope, and inspire change has made them a sought-after speaker on international stages.

Beyond their advocacy work, Yenn’s talents extend into the realm of art. With a Master’s degree in Fine Art, they demonstrate a profound ability to express themselves visually. Their house in Canberra, Australia, is a testament to their creativity, adorned with art and filled with books. It serves as a sanctuary where Yenn can fully embrace their passions and surround themselves with the things that inspire them.

Yenn’s public profile has grown immensely, particularly within the autistic and transgender communities. Their unwavering authenticity and commitment to creating change have garnered them a loyal following, who find solace and empowerment in Yenn’s words and actions. Through their vulnerability and openness, Yenn has shattered stereotypes and misconceptions, paving the way for a more inclusive and accepting society.

In the heart of their home, Yenn finds companionship and comfort in their little tortoiseshell kitty, Sunflower. Together, they navigate life’s challenges and remind us of the importance of unconditional love and connection.

Yenn Purkis exemplifies the essence of a changemaker. Their dedication to advocating for the rights of neurodivergent and queer individuals, coupled with their impressive body of work and captivating presentations, has undoubtedly transformed countless lives. Yenn’s impact is felt not only within their immediate community but also on a global scale. As we continue to strive for a more inclusive and equitable world, Yenn Purkis serves as a shining example of what can be achieved through compassion, authenticity, and an unwavering commitment to change.

Let’s hear Yenn’s journey in their own words. Yenn in a candid conversation with Shilpi Mayank Awasthi.

Author Shilpi Mayank Awasthi
Founder SpecialSaathi