Rosie King

How autism freed me to be myself

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“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.

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Rosie King · Storytelling activist

Rosie King challenges stereotypes of people with autism and contextualizes the issue by asking us, “Why be normal?”

Rosie King challenges stereotypes of people with autism and contextualizes the issue by asking us, “Why be normal?”