Host Sherrilynne Starkie welcomes author and activist Larissa Russell, who is successfully living on the spectrum, to episode 24 of the 50 Women Over 50 podcast.
Larissa’s life was quite a struggle until when, at age 50, an autism diagnosis was a turning point. It helped her make sense of her life and is a big part of why she says that life in her 50s living on the spectrum has been ‘amazing’.
Since her diagnosis, she’s become an entrepreneur, an international best-selling author, a feminist activist and an advocate for the LGBT+ community.
Larissa is a textbook example of how, for many women, life begins at 50. Her autism diagnosis brought her clarity and a new vision for her future. She says, “My whole life I was told I was THE problem. Now I know that I’m not the problem. I know now that the world doesn’t work the way my brain works, and I need to navigate it differently.”
About Larissa Russell:
Larissa is an entrepreneur, international best-selling author, speaker, artist, educator, and coach. She is the Founder of Creative U Healing, an online coaching and learning platform that helps women step into their authenticity with the help of creativity. Larissa is also the founder of Queer Voicez, a not-for-profit organization that shares LGBT+ stories to help the LGBT+ youth know that they are not alone. Get her free 5 Best Tools for Healing with Creativity kit here.
Resources & Contact Information:
- Larissa Russell
- Creative U
- Creative Soul Healing Podcast
- Queer Voicez
- Queer Voicez Podcast
- The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
- Impact Theory Podcast with Tom Bilyeu
- Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
About the 50 Women Over 50 Podcast:
Sherrilynne Starkie started this show as a creative project with the goal of interviewing 50 women past their 50th birthday to learn how they see the world, what lessons they’ve learned and what advice they have for us all. She’s been blogging and podcasting for 18+ years as part of a successful marketing and communications career and looks forward to learning from the women she will interview. Subscribe to 50 Women Over 50 wherever you get your podcasts and please share it with your friends. Get each weekly episode dropped into your inbox by subscribing here. If you’d like to be one of the 50 Women over 50 featured on this podcast apply by clicking here.
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