Guerilla Aspies podcast 6 – Dr Ria Lina, Scientist, comedian and Mother.
Season 1, Ep. 6
Mother of three, Scientist, award winning comedian, actor and producer. Dr Ria Lina is one unique autistic person. Funny too.
Of German and Phillipino ancestry, growing up in the UK, the USA and the Netherlands.
Ria has a BSc in Experimental Pathology, an MSc in Forensic Science, and a PhD in Viral Bioinformatics. She worked as an IT Forensic Investigator for the Serious Fraud Office too, so don’t try anything funny online with her.
Ria is a winner of the EMMA (Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy) award, She is known for her television appearances in The World Stands Up, Mega Mela Malai Comedy and Sweet n Sour on BBC3. She has been an Edinburgh Festival regular which is how come we could discuss the Free Fringe and the people we mention. Tricity is a friend of ours and a brilliant performer in her own right, who kind of brought us together (It was her Bluestockings Cabaret we were both doing things upon. Oooer..)
SUBSCRIBE TO RIA’S PODCAST – RIA LINA’S BEHIND ON ITUNES AND EVERYWHERE.
I see Ria as yet another example of how autistic people, once diagnosed and immersed into the greater Autistic media and metaphorical Neurodiversity Movement, become clearly defined in their opinions and politics about everything NeuroDivergent. It seems to be an organic thing.