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Climate & Autism & Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg has asperger and has not been afraid to hide it in her fight for climate – on the contrary she has said, that it makes her stronger.

Being different is a gift (…) It makes me see things from outside the box. I don’t easily fall for lies, I can see through things. If I would’ve been like everyone else, I wouldn’t have started this school strike for instance. I don’t think I would be interested in the climate at all, if I had been like everyone else.” Greta Thunberg.

When Greta was 11, she got depressed: “It had a lot to do with the climate and ecological crisis. I thought everything was just so wrong and nothing was happening and there’s no point in anything.”

The first woman, who inspired Greta was Rosa Parks: “I learned she was an introvert, and I’m also an introvert. And I thought, ‘It’s not just extroverts, we introverts can make our voices heard.’”

In this Ted Talk from Hannah Gadsby you can getter further inspiration about autism and art:


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