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The Squarepeg Podcast

Oct 30, 2021

Kelly Coons was diagnosed autistic as a teenager, and at 20 is both my youngest guest to date and my only guest so far to have been diagnosed in childhood. She lives in the United States and is a prize-winning fourth year English student at Smith College, a liberal arts college in New England. 

Kelly has two autistic...

Oct 23, 2021

Ann Mølgaard is a teacher at a sixth form college in Copenhagen in Denmark. She is 34 and was diagnosed autistic and ADHD in May this year, after being told that her initial referral had been declined because she was “too high functioning”.

Since her diagnosis, she has chosen to be open about her neurodivergence...

Oct 16, 2021

Suzi Payton is a life coach, stand-up comedian, comedy improvisation teacher and autism trainer from Brighton in the UK. She is 46 and has been diagnosed with ‘clinically significant autistic traits’, but believes that her lifelong masking has prevented her from receiving a full diagnosis. She does have a diagnosis...

Oct 9, 2021

Carolyn Gage is a American playwright, performer, director, and activist. She was diagnosed autistic last year, at the age of 68.

She is the author of twelve books and close to 90 lesbian and feminist themed plays, and her work is widely published and performed. 

Carolyn toured for 22 years in her...

Oct 2, 2021

Sophie Adamkiewicz was born in Poland, but was brought up in Germany after her mother emigrated there when the Berlin wall fell, and she says that she has felt like an outsider all her life.

At the time of our rerecording she was living in Ireland, but was about to move to London. She is 37, and is currently...