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writing on music and autism for blogs, magazines, and other media

"There’s always that fear of being known as “the autistic artist”; or that being open about autism and neurodivergence automatically makes you a spokesperson. At the same time, I’ve also experienced a fear of needing to “market” being autistic in a way that doesn’t alienate a neurotypical audience. It’s no surprise that many autistic people have become accustomed to masking their autistic traits in neurotypical situations."

"THE AUTISTIC EXPERIENCE AND NAVIGATING THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INDUSTRY"

Article for I CARE IF YOU LISTEN - December 2021

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"I see myself and my website as functioning as somewhat of an anteambulo for new music creators. If I’m able to cement the work of these incredible creators through PRXLUDES as a platform — if it can be the canvas that new music practitioners can paint on — then I think the principal goal of PRXLUDES will be attained."

"ON CLEARING THE PATH"

Blog post - June 2021

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"Much of the problem that comes to me isn’t that I can’t sense how other people are feeling, but rather it all happens too intensely for me to process correctly. It’s a reason that I try and avoid conflict, even if I’m not an active participant. It’s like everything is magnified up to eleven, Spinal Tap-style. And then when everything gets too overwhelming, I’ll tend to pull back and restrain myself to control how intense I feel, which sometimes could be seen as either uncaring or distant."

"THESE ARE THE THINGS AUTISTIC PEOPLE ARE SICK OF HEARING"

Article for The Tab Leeds - April 2016

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