Saturday, May 25, 2013

Poet Activist Amy Sequenzia

The original version of this post was published in The Autism Wars blog and can be seen by clicking here.

The Autism Wars is hosting writers, poets, artists, photographers, actors, and musicians who are neurodivergent.  Our Facebook page will feature giveaways of their works. We are doing so in the spirit of continuing the theme of Autism Acceptance Month (celebrated this past month for more information click  here, here, and here). We hope by sharing these great talents from our community with you we will foster the principles of Paula Durbin-Westby's  International Autism Acceptance Decade, 2010-2020.  So we are very excited about our first author and activist, Amy Sequenzia. In her own words:

Amy in her creative element
I am a non-speaking autistic activist, writer and poet. I also have epilepsy and mild cerebral palsy
In 2012 I became part of the Board of Directors of Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST). I was a presenter at the conference “Reclaiming our Bodies and Minds” at Ryerson University in Toronto and at the “Hear Our Voices”, CARD Conference in Orlando, FL.
My essays have been published in blogs and websites: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, The Shift Journal, Think Inclusive, Autism Now Center, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), Autism Acceptance and Spectrum – the film.

Some of my works are part of an anthology published by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN): “Loud Hands – Autistic People, Speaking”
Some of my poems are part of a Poetry Anthology published by the Community Access to the Arts

I blog for Ollibean and The Autism Women’s Network
I have published three small books of poetry.
I like having my voice heard and I try to be a good advocate for my community

Her beautiful book of poetry was our first Rafflecopter giveaway:
Photograph of the book My Voice: Autism, Life and Dreams by Amy Christine Sequenzia


Our readers got their raffle on! Our book winner is enjoying her lovely prize.







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