It was a joy to speak with Kay Kerr about all things Love & Autism. In this rich conversation with Kay, we talk about her experiences with diagnosis, masking and taking care of our sensory needs – which, for Kay, included a ‘tree-change’ and meaningful moments in her garden. We also have a wonderful chat about her recently released book ‘Love & Autism’!
Kay is an Autistic author and journalist from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her latest book, ‘Love & Autism’, is out now. It is a narrative nonfiction, celebrating neurodivergent life and love. Her first two novels are for Young Adult readers: ‘Please Don’t Hug Me’ and ‘Social Queue’. They have been long and shortlisted for awards including the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and the Queensland Literary Awards. Kay’s freelance writing has appeared in The Guardian, SBS Voices, Daily Life, Broadsheet, and Peppermint Magazine. She writes about autistic representation, disability, parenting, pop culture, gardening, and feelings.