The difference of a diagnosis: the before and after impact of marginalisation on my UX career
I’m a user experience (UX) designer, researcher and writer. I’m also Autistic and I didn’t find out until I was nearly 30. Getting that diagnosis more than 5 years into my career, had an enormous impact on it - for better and for worse. Through my experiences, I’ve found that marginalisation and ableism in my career live on both sides of the diagnosis fence but in very different ways. From pre-diagnosis experiences of bullying and brilliant design work to post-diagnosis tales of ableist comments and holding a National level Diversity & Inclusion internal volunteer position at at work, I would like to share my story with you.