“They didn't know that I was autistic because I didn't know, and they didn't know I was ADHD because I didn't know, but it is very possible to teach in a way that caters to these neuro types without anybody having to disclose anything. When adults are in a position of power, because being a teacher is a position of power, it's... I wish teachers had more appreciation for just how their influence can affect people throughout the rest of their lives.”
Jen Hankin is a musician who composes, teaches and performs. Her creative skills extend to fine arts (digital and watercolour), photography, videography, fashion design and writing. Jen is also autistic and has ADHD.
Jen has created a new piece of music called 'The End of Torpor' which is about coming out of a period of burn out which relates to her neurodiversity.
This conversation focuses on Jen's education and how she uses her experiences to teach music to young neurodiverse students.
To follow Emerald Ruby and find out more use the links below:
- The Emerald Ruby
- Emerald Ruby Bandcamp
- Emerald Ruby Spotify
- Emerald Ruby Instagram
- The End of Torpor for Flute and Cello Live Video
Downlaod the transcript here.
Hosted by Chantal Boyle and Sandee Facy, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.
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