Samantha Grierson Schwartz is a playwright and businesswoman, born in Yorkshire in the UK. She now splits her time between Glasgow, Rugby and London.
Since being diagnosed autistic at 42, she has written a series of audio plays which deal with late autism diagnosis and motherhood – the first of which, Crocodile, stars LGBT icon Heather Peace, and tells the story of a bisexual woman dealing with her recent Autism and ADHD diagnosis and the start of a new relationship.
In our conversation we talk about:
➡ ‘Coming out’ as autistic in adulthood, and when and how we bring it up
➡ Her take on meltdowns and shutdowns, the causes and coping strategies
➡ Starting a new job and a new relationship as a newly diagnosed autistic woman
➡ Telling authentic autistic stories through drama
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.
Sam’s website: www.socroc.co.uk
Crocodile the audio play: https://open.spotify.com/show/3ZupaxdNPtmrtUwohGeJea
(The audio plays are also available on iTunes, Google and Amazon Music)
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