Eve Reiland is an Autistic activist, speaker, writer and artist.
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Eve Reiland is an Autistic activist, artist, writer and mom. She is the founder of InternationalBadassActivists.org and a co-founder of The Autistic Cooperative.
Eve started writing for advocacy in 2005 and launched her first campaign for Autism in 2008. When Jenny McCarthy was writing about the falsehood of curing her son’s autism, Eve was writing about acceptance.
After becoming disabled in 2010 to Functional Neurological Disorder and PTSD, Eve had to heal and learn how to live again. She re-entered activism in 2014 to fight the stigma against living with a severe mental illness and to fight for human and civil rights for divergent people.
Eve’s goals are to help make a better future for all Autistics born today, amplify divergent voices and document Autistic people’s lives, autistic culture and history in writing and documentaries.
Her greatest accomplishment is raising her children to be self-advocates and hearing their voices rise and be heard in this fight for human rights.
Eve launched the Badass site in April 2016* after an incredibly successful protest, #TheReal5150 campaign, against institutionalized stigma promoted in grocery stores by an energy drink.