Essay collection | Short stories | Disability & Illness
This collection of essays, fiction and artworks aims to create a space in which autistic people can speak for themselves and expand understanding of autism beyond the stereotypes. Stim invites readers ‘to recognise the challenges of being autistic in a non-autistic world’ and is a powerful representation for autistic people who have been marginalised in the publishing industry and other media.
This a considered collection, with content warnings ahead of sensitive pieces and a resources section at the back, signposting further autistic literature and thoughts on how to support autistic people.
The anthology was published through Unbound, which is an innovative crowdfunded publisher. Funders pledge to book proposals and projects they want to see come alive and by bypassing traditional publishing gatekeepers in this way, marginalised authors have a chance to be heard.