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Feb 6, 2023

Content warning: This episode mentions emotional abuse.

Tessa McEvoy is autistic, has a speech disability called Oral Motor Apraxia, and was recently diagnosed bipolar. She talks about her experiences on her popular Facebook page, Apraxia Story, and advocates for autistic, bipolar, abuse survivors and apraxic individuals online. In 2022 she wrote, illustrated and published her book called “What is it like Living with Depression?”

During this episode, you will hear Tessa talk about:

  • What inspired her to start sharing her apraxia story online
  • The difficulties she’s faced as a neurodivergent person with a speech disability, including being judged, abused and isolated
  • Why she advocates for disabled people who are experiencing abuse
  • The inspiration and motivation behind her book
  • Sharing her life experiences to help people in similar situations feel less alone

Follow Tessa on Facebook at Apraxia Story, join her Patreon community and check out her book, “What is it like Living with Depression?" on Amazon.

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