Kahukura 

(She/Her)

Autistic. Advocate. Unschooler.

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Kahukura is an unschooling Mother of two from Aotearoa New Zealand and the person behind the Facebook page More Than One Neurotype; a page that blew up to over 25,000 followers in the first year.

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"As someone who went through the majority of my life without knowing the reason I had always felt different, I am particularly passionate about embracing an Autistic identity as a means of counteracting a society that often doesn't accept different ways of being." 

Like many other Autistic people, educating and sharing has become a passion of mine and I enjoy being part of creating a greater understanding and acceptance of neurodivergence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started More Than One Neurotype when I was a self-identified autistic, and part of that was to show others that you don't need a formal diagnosis to know who you are.  We can stand in our autistic identity without someone giving us permission, and doing so can bring us a lot of relief and sense of peace.I see what I offer in my advocacy work as a beginning and a conversation starter. 

I want to capture the attention of those who this experience is new for, and start them on their path to listening to the voices of the Neurodivergent community. I consider this to be the true source of wisdom and knowledge. Listening to other advocates sharing their stories is how I discovered my own identity, and so I know first hand just how helpful peer support and community can be.  

My Māori ancestry (whakapapa) is a big passion of mine, and I enjoy finding the stories behind names and dates. I also like watching historical and biographical documentaries, with WWI and II being a particular interest.

Nature and the environment have been something I have always valued. Not only spending time in nature, but also learning about flora and fauna and how these function and interact. This was my inspiration in gaining a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Management.

I try to stay informed and be supportive of social justice issues both throughout the world and within my own country and I strive to be inclusive of a diverse range of voices.

My Māori ancestry (whakapapa) is a big passion of mine, and I enjoy finding the stories behind names and dates. I also like watching historical and biographical documentaries, with WWI and II being a particular interest.

Nature and the environment have been something I have always valued. Not only spending time in nature, but also learning about flora and fauna and how these function and interact. This was my inspiration in gaining a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Management.

I try to stay informed and be supportive of social justice issues both throughout the world and within my own country and I strive to be inclusive of a diverse range of voices.

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