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Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women Launch Party


We’re very privileged to have Dr Sarah Bargiela and Sophie Standing here on Thursday the 28th March, 7-9pm, to launch their new title from Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women.

Another in JKP’s excellent series of comics highlighting medical issues, Camouflage looks into the particular experiences of women on the autism spectrum, a gender specificity that is often overlooked in discussions around the subject.

Autism in women and girls is still not widely understood, and is often misrepresented or even overlooked. This graphic novel offers an engaging and accessible insight into the lives and minds of women with autism, using real-life case studies. The charming illustrations lead readers on a visual journey of how women on the spectrum experience everyday life, from metaphors and masking behaviours to communication online, dealing with social pressures and managing relationships.

Fun, sensitive and informative, this is a fantastic resource for anyone who wishes to understand how gender affects autism, and how to create safer, more accommodating environments for women on the spectrum.

Clinical psychologist and design researcher Dr Sarah Bargiela completed her doctoral research at University College London, specialising in the study of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in women. She’s joined on Camouflage by illustrator Sophie Standing, who did a brilliant job on previous entries in the series Pain is Really Strange, Trauma is Really Strange, Forgiveness is Really Strange and Anxiety is Really Strange.

Come along to meet Sarah and Sophie and toast the release of their book, and maybe get a signature to boot! They will be here from 7-9pm on Thursday 28th March, and we expect to see you here! Can’t make it but would like a signed copy? You can order one for collection or mail order using the link below.

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Earlier Event: 27 March
Drink & Draw March Edition