Own Voices: Real Stories to Inspire

At JKP, our mission is to empower our audiences to initiate positive change both in our society and in their own lives. This is why we place such importance on publishing ‘own voices’: real, lived experiences from real people.

This holiday season, why not gift one of our inspiring, ‘own voices’ books to help empower your loved ones?

Uncomfortable Labels
My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman
Laura Kate Dale

A ground-breaking memoir that explores how the author’s gender identity and sexuality interrelate with her autism diagnosis. It follows the author from childhood through to her late twenties and includes wide-ranging essays on autism and gender. Read more

Spectrum Women
Walking to the Beat of Autism
Edited by Barb Cook and Dr Michelle Garnett. Foreword by Lisa Morgan.

An edited collection tackling a range of issues that affect autistic women, including growing up, identity, parenting, independence and self-care. Well-known writers provide advice, support and empowerment to fellow autistic women, and expert Michelle Garnett provides professional commentary for each chapter. Read more

The PDA Paradox
The Highs and Lows of My Life on a Little-Known Part of the Autism Spectrum
Harry Thompson. Foreword by Felicity Evans

By providing an insight into the world of PDA, Thompson’s memoir gives invaluable information to those looking to expand their knowledge of the autism spectrum. It covers his experiences of finishing school, holding down a job and forging meaningful relationships. Read more

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