Interview with Anne Borden King
"I think the first advice that I give any activist is that if you have no hope, you have no movement. So you have to have hope…[and] say thank you to fellow activists for what they're doing, because 99% of what we do is for free."
Anne Borden King
Interview date: July 13, 2023
Interviewer: Casey E. Ovella Davis
Interview with Anne Borden King, a person whose dedicated interests include Autistic advocacy (more details below), rocks, shells, leaves, cats, traveling, hiking & swimming. Among her many projects, in 2017, Anne co-founded Canada's autistic-led advocacy group Autistics for Autistics, with Rishav Banerjee, Gaby, Talia Johnson and Bridget Liang. Anne lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is a dual Canadian/American citizen. Anne became aware of her Autistic identity at age 6.
Canada's autistic-led advocacy organization co-founded by Anne Borden King, Rishav Banerjee, Gaby, Talia Johnson and Bridget Liang. Some of their work includes:
Meeting with the United Nations Health Rapporteur in 2018 on autistic health and human rights in Canada. Read the report.
A coalition of parents, teachers, support workers, therapists, autistic & intellectually disabled people working to BAN seclusion (isolation) rooms in all classrooms in Canada.