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Apr 12, 2021

Hunter Hansen is an autistic content creator on YouTube and Instagram and a blogger on thelifeautistic.com. After discovering his autism in his late teens, Hunter tried to outgrow and suppress his autistic traits for years, until coming to terms and embracing his identity as an autistic adult. He has since turned that suppression into passion, advocating for greater understanding and appreciation of autism and autistic people. Hunter works for a major company as a business analyst and lives in the Denver area with his wife and three daughters.

During this episode, you will hear Hunter talk about:

  • The origin of his blog -- and why he decided to shift his blog’s initial focus and start writing about his autism
  • What inspired him to start The Life Autistic channel on YouTube
  • His process for creating his videos -- and why he never runs out of idea topics
  • How Instagram Reels helped him expand his audience further
  • His advocacy goals for helping companies create better workplaces for autistic employees and get the most out of their autistic talent in a variety of jobs (not just coding and tech!)

Learn more about Hunter and follow his content on thelifeautistic.com blog, The Life Autistic YouTube channel, on Twitter, and on Instagram @the_life_autistic.

Also, here's the link to the “bricks” post on The Life Autistic blog that Hunter mentions during this episode.

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