In Episode 3 of QR Code, Michele Vescio unpacks the term neuroqueer - the intersection of being queer and neurodivergent - with queer folk who are on the autism spectrum; including Alison Bennett, a non-binary person, artist, lecturer, and parent; Mellem Rose, a non-binary person, advocate for queer and neurodiverse rights, and founder of Spectrum Intersections; and William Elm, a Kabi Kabi man, multi-instrumentalist, and avant-composer. They discuss neuroqueer in the context of disability, ableism, visibility, and representation, and the complex navigation of access to healthcare resources, queer spaces, and societal expectations.
View and download the episode's audio transcript here.
Content warning: This episode contains descriptions or discussions of trauma, queerphobia, abuse, and harassment, that may be distressing to some listeners. If you need assistance, please contact Lifeline, Switchboard Victoria, or your state-based service.
Anya Saravanan, George Maxwell, James McKenzie, and Michele Vescio.