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:
- Greta Thunberg teaches us about autism as much as climate change, The Guardian.
- Greta Thunberg On How ‘Gift’ Of Asperger’s Inspires Fight For the Environment, Huffpost.
- The First Time: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg, The RollingStone.
- Greta’s UN Climate Talk.
- Greta’s Ted Talk.