Hey There!

My name is Izzy. I am an 18 year old student and an advocate for both autism and mental health. 

Throughout my entire life I have struggled with my mental health which led me to being hospitalised at 15. I was diagnosed as autistic just before my 18th birthday and continue to struggle with anxiety as well as borderline personality disorder.

I began posting on Instagram about my experiences shortly after this, and discovered a whole online community of wonderful autistic people. I am incredibly grateful that so many people decided to follow me. I feel so honoured to be a part of such an inclusive and beautiful community. 

Since being diagnosed, autism has become my special interest. I have spent a large amount of time researching autism so that I can understand myself better and reflecting on my childhood. My blog and Instagram page are a collection of these findings and thoughts. 

Thank you for being apart of my journey and for supporting me as I learn to navigate this neurotypical world.

Izzy

DISCLAIMER: Everything I post is based off my own experiences and personal views. No information posted here should be interpreted as medical advice. This is not a substitute for therapy or other mental health services.

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Advocacy & Qualifications

  • Young Ambassador for the National Autistic Society
  • Set up Neurodiversity Week at my sixth form school & given numerous presentations about my experiences
  • Mentor to autistic youth with Genius Within, Summer 2021
  • Volunteer at Appeer – a charity for autistic teens & girls
  • Youth advisor for my county council
  • Done interviews with Dr Marianna Murin & Dr Ann Ozsivadjian about my experiences to be used for training mental health professionals 
  • Run the Instagram account @/autieselfcare

  • A Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Latin
  • Gold Award: Student Leadership Accreditation
  • Peer Mentor Training
  • University: Starting a Bsc Psychology degree September 2022