Alyssa Washington is 31 and was diagnosed autistic in November. Originally from Canada, she now lives in South East Asia, where she runs her own business as a coach, speaker and author.
Growing up, she suffered with numerous health conditions, anxiety and depression – that she believes were all linked to her undiagnosed autism. She has spent years learning about health and nutrition in order to improve her own health and wellbeing – something she now helps others to do.
In our conversation we talk about:
➡ The connection between autism and physical health conditions, including disordered eating and digestive issues
➡ Emotional and physical hypersensitivity
➡ How to connect with your body’s wisdom and take control of your own health
➡ Building a life and work that fits around our needs as autistic people
Squarepeg is a podcast in which neurodivergent women, and trans and nonbinary people, explore navigating a neurotypical world and share their insights, challenges and successes.
I hope that these conversations will be inspiring and thought provoking, open you up to new ways of thinking about being neurodivergent, and help you feel more connected to a worldwide community of people with similar experiences.
I’m Amy Richards, and after being diagnosed autistic at the age of 37 I’m now on a mission to learn more about different perspectives and issues around being a neurodivergent adult in a world that feels like it doesn’t quite fit.
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