Who am I?
My name is Callum Brazzo and I am an autistic man living in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
I suffered from severe anxieties and depression. I was misunderstood and bullied.
However, I have never suffered from my natural brain wiring.
I was late to receive this trio of formal diagnoses which are as follows:
None of these diagnoses make me or anyone else inhuman.
I believe in facilitating and participating in community conversations.
I want to achieve this by maximising the potential of all neurodivergent people such as
people with ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspaxia and Autistic People.
Poetry in its written form was my outlet to express myself. Writing my feelings
down was therapeutic and, with an alternative education and the
right people involved in my life beyond my difficult mainstream schooling,
I was able to flourish.
I am more confident due to my creative catharsis and I now perform poetry borne out of the adversity of my past
as well as pieces that look forward to my future.
My poetry captures my journey and the journeys of others that I've not necessarily
taken but feel empowered and privileged to share.
Nowadays, I have a self-published book called Movement: Performance Poetry Written Down available exclusively on Autistic Empire, a social organisation for and RUN BY autistic people. Buy it now on the Autistic Empire page!
I also run an autistic adult support group called Autistic Led in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
See all of my social media links on the Connect With Me Page. Click below!
Ciao for now,
I'm available for talks, performances and other community engagements.
See my work on the Performance page.