About Katharine Annear


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My name is Katharine Annear I am an artist, writer, counsellor, empath, visionary and student of many things. I am Autistic.

I am Chair Person of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network Australia (ASAN AU), lobbying the Federal Government for recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorders and better access to services.

I am the Co-convener of Women with Disabilities South Australia.

Within the disability community I am an active voice for change and promotion of the rights of people with disabilities particularly girls and young women. I have presented at state, national and international conferences. I am also an active leader in the Gay and Lesbian community and have just completed a two year theatre project exploring experiences of sexuality and disability in which I acted as a mentor, writing tutor and performer. I have previously been involved in community theatre creating works with young same sex attracted women who experience depression.

I am a WILD woman!! having attending the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability in Eugene, Oregon in 2008 and 2010.

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