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Let’s talk autistic joy and world domination!
Below are bio and photo options + previous articles.

Short Bio 1:
Ultra-enthusiastic author and TEDx speaker Jolene Stockman is tangata whaitakiwatanga (autistic). This fast-talking, big thinking Kiwi is excited to empower autistics – and the neurotypicals who love them – with her vision of the world. Jolene lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Short Bio 2:
Jolene Stockman is an ultra-enthusiastic, multi-award winning author and TEDx speaker from Aotearoa, New Zealand. As tangata whaitakiwātanga (an autistic person), she is excited to educate and inspire corporates, communities, global giants, and not-for-profits with powerful books, presentations, and resources. Jolene is changing the way the world sees autism.

Long Bio:
Ultra-enthusiastic TEDx speaker and multi-award winning writer, Jolene Stockman is the author of four books, winner of media, education, and business awards, and one of the youngest in the world to achieve the Distinguished Toastmaster Leadership Award. She is also tangata whaitakiwātanga; an autistic person. Jolene’s first two books about autism are coming out in 2023 with Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Since her adult diagnosis, Jolene has gone public with her experience, joining the board of innovative not-for-profit Autism
Connex, speaking at the sold-out 2019 Asia Pacific Autism Conference in Singapore, and featuring in international media. In 2019, Jolene started using digital art to express and navigate the neurotypical world and her work was featured in a 2019 exhibition in New Zealand, and at the 2nd European Autism Congress 2020 in Budapest. Jolene is a Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming, and speaks globally through the International Indigenous Speakers Bureau. As a working, married, autistic with two children and a degree, Jolene inspires and surprises with the way she sees the world, and the future of autism. She is excited to raise understanding and optimism around autism.