Poems about autism

Live at NeurodiVERSE Leeds

Video of Janine performing at NeurodiVERSE, an evening of autistic poetry in Leeds on 22 November 2017.

It includes the poems:

  • Being Normal
  • Manifesto from Behind the Mask
  • No Autistics Here
  • Haiku
  • Mostly Hating Tories
  • BoJo Logic
  • Night Tube
  • Disaffected Middle-aged Women

 

NeurodiVERSE Leeds

22/11/2017 - 19:00

Still believe autistic people "don't get metaphors"? Think again.

Welcome to an evening of autistic poetry! Enjoy features from 4 fantastic autistic poets. Outspoken activists, geeky polymaths, stereotype smashers and weird wordsmiths Janine, Crake, Fay and Sez will take you on a neuroatypical poetical journey. 

£3 entry or £2 concession (eg, low income, no questions asked just pay what you can afford)

Ode to SuBo

The media is reporting that Susan Boyle may never perform live again, and that this is because of her Asperger Syndrome - implying that it is her autism that is the problem rather than the barriers that the entertainment industry puts in the way of autistic artists.

From struggling years her star had come to rise
When those judgemental judges were surprised
A frump like her could have a splendid voice
The admen and accountants full rejoiced
But putting on that mask was such a drain
Now Susan may not sing on stage again

Speaking and Rhyming at AutSpeak

12/01/2017 - 18:30

Janine will be speaking about autistic workers and trade unions during the speaker session, and performing some neurodi-verse later in the evening.

Autspeak presents...

"Building an autistic community"

Date: Thursday 12th January 2017
Time:18:30-21:30
Location: Cafe and bar, Artsadmin Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB

Soft Skills

Smile. Lock eyes.
Suppress. Disguise.
Presentation.
Conversation.
Attention payer.
Team player.
Holy grail.
Performance fail.
Not ticked but starred.
Soft skills are hard.

NeurodiVERSE

15/06/2016 - 19:00

Venue: Mugen Tea House, Scotland Street, S3 7AA Sheffield

A night of poetry and entertainment provided by neuroatypical performers - plus the Yorkshire launch of a new book, 'Autism Equality in the Workplace'.

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