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The Sensationally Talented Yennski

Posted on: Sun 14 Feb 2021

Yenn Purkis (pronouns: they/them) is an asexual, transgender and non-binary autistic advocate, author, blogger, radio presenter and public speaker, currently residing in Canberra.

From serving time in prison to educating families and professionals on topics including autism, neurodiversity, mental health and gender diversity, Purkis spoke candidly with De-Stigmatised‘s Jarad McLoughlin about their self disciplined approach to calling out ableist and transphobic ideologies, attitudes and language through blogging, self-advocacy and sharing daily ‘philosophical, prolific, thought-provoking’ memes (yemes) on social media.

Produced by Jarad McLoughlin

Photo used with permission from Yenn Purkis

Jarad McLoughlin

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