Join Autistic writer and historian of Disability Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart as they look at how the internet has united a global neurodiverse community for the first time and given autistic people a voice. Its ability to create an impact in the offline autistic and neurotypical world post-pandemic will be explored.
Content warning: Abuse, ableism and psychiatric hospitalisation
About the event leader:
Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart is an autistic, disabled, working class, queer and non-binary writer from a Scottish and Turkish background who creates content for BBC The Social, writes freelance articles and has just completed their first short film, Constant Companion. They are writing a novel, Life Goes On, based on their grandfather or Dede, Aycetin Secmezsoy, and his childhood growing up in 1940s-1950s Istanbul and were longlisted for Write Now 2020 through it. They're also in the middle of pursuing a disabled history PhD.
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This event is for ages 14+ and will be held online using Zoom. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.
There will be 100 attendees maximum, and the event will feature comfort breaks. During this event, participants will be involved in: whole group discussions.
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All talks and ‘Young Producers’ events at Glasgow Zine Fest are live closed captioned and include BSL interpretation.
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About Glasgow Zine Fest:
Glasgow Zine Fest (GZF) is brought to you by the team at Glasgow Zine Library. It is an annual festival that celebrates self-publishing and Do It Yourself (DIY) ethos. GZF is a yearly opportunity to come, see, make, share, and do. Spanning the full month of April 2021, this year’s festival is host to an online zine fair of over 60 makers, in addition to workshops, talks, performances, and readings.
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