1. What is acceptance for you?
To me, acceptance is equivalent to unconditional love!
2. What’s your favourite holiday?
My favourite holiday is Halloween! I’m a huge horror movie fan (even the bad ones), so I love all the spooky decorations and the free-spirited nature of Halloween; you can be anything you want on Halloween. Halloween is my favourite holiday because it is also the only time it’s socially acceptable to scare people and eat tons of candy.
3. Why did you join Autism Edmonton?
I joined Autism Edmonton because I wanted to help people in the Autism community. My younger sister is on the spectrum (Pervasive Developmental Disorder), and our family struggled a lot with the lack of resources in rural Alberta. I’ve experienced the triumphs and difficulties as a family member, so I want to help Autism Edmonton uplift the Autism community and ensure community members have access to information and support.
4. What is your favourite book, author or movie?
I am a huge fan of Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation company. Most of the movies they make have extremely creative and adventurous storylines with intriguing themes about human-environment relationships. The original movies are in Japanese, but you can watch them in English on Netflix now!