TEDx TalksPublished on Apr 3, 2017
The idea of metaphorically making mountains out of molehills, is associated with fussing over something relatively minor therefore blowing it out of proportion.
Callum tells his very powerful story and view, and talks about is how creating a bigger issue out something potentially unseen, in the context of the artistic mind integrating into society, is actually a really good thing. We need to generate inspiration amongst our diverse world, letting people know that they are valued and can actively contribute in truly meaningful ways and not be mere fodder to an uptight world that dislikes being a bit fussy.
Callum is a 25 year old autistic adult living in Spalding, Lincolnshire. He is extremely passionate about autistic and otherwise disabled people. His own journey has been very difficult but he has had poetry as my saviour. He is now able to think outside of myself and give back to the autistic and neurotypical community.
He gives back by sharing my life through my performance poetry as much of my content has often reflected my authentic experience as an undiagnosed therefore unrecognised and severely unhappy individual.
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