Mental Health Science Fiction

Flights of Foundry: Neurodiversity in SFF

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Science fiction, fantasy, and neurodiversity are interwoven in myriad ways. In this panel, four authors speak on writing with, about, and for neuroatypical brains.

SFF is well-suited to neurodiverse characters because people are already suspending disbelief and opening their minds to “weirdness” and difference. Also an opportunity to dig into the “scarier” types of neurodiversity like schizophrenia or multiple personality disorders, rather than the “more palatable” issues like autism and ADHD.

I love this panel because everyone is raising their hands to indicate they want to say something, so it’s easier to switch for the moderator between speakers and they don’t have to guess when it’s their turn.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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