Autistic

Alex 

Alex (hey/they) is a queer disabled neurodivergent low-income student. He recently graduated from the Los Rios Community College system (2023) with two Associates degrees and he’s transferring to Sac State for their Bachelor’s in Psychology. They write books, build wooden figures and structures, and play video games in what little spare time he has.

Allan

Allan (he/him) is trans, ace and queer. He is a psychology student minoring in interdisciplinary neuroscience and an artist focusing in visual and auditory mediums.

Ashley

Ashley (she/they) is an autistic, speech-impaired, and transfeminine student at American River College. She particularly enjoys animation, video games, and cooking, and is currently working towards her acting certificate.

Ayana

Ayana (she/her) is a bi-curious cisgender woman. She is a Studio Art and Art history major, and in the future she hopes to venture into higher education and eventually own her own gallery space that focuses on black and POC artists. Outside of making art, she loves to learn by watching documentaries and video essays. She also loves playing video games, with my favorites being The Sims, Animal Crossing, and The Legend of Zelda series!

Emily 

Emily (any/all pronouns) is genderqueer, asexual, aro-spec (aromantic-spectrum), pan-attracted, and non-monogamous. They are a Social Work major at Sacramento State University and transferred from San Joaquin Delta College. He doesn’t have a specific career goal in mind, and hopes to find it as he learns about the social work field in college. A few of her interests and hobbies are cooking, baking, reading, gardening, playing video games, and listening to music.

Felix

Felix (he/him) lives with his sister and two cats in Sacramento, California. He is a bisexual trans man. He attends American River College in Sacramento. He also loves his cat Leo and watching movies.

Isabel

Isabel (she/her) identifies as transfeminine and bisexual, and autistic. She’s a second-generation immigrant whose parents are originally from Moldova. Her hobbies include listening to music and playing the violin and the guitar. She also enjoys spending time with friends, reading, watching TV and movies, and she enjoys spending time on the internet, playing video games, spending time with friends, and she enjoys 3D printing. She is a community college student at American River College in Sacramento where she is majoring in commercial music recording.

Lenee

Lenee (she/they) is a student at Sacramento City College studying studio art. Lenee identifies as queer, bisexual, gender fluid, polyamorous, and autistic, and is the president of the Queer Straight Alliance club at her college. Their hobbies include watching YouTube videos, reading, drawing, knitting, taking care of plants, and taking pictures.

Maria

Maria identifies as omnisexual and polyamours, as well as “indigenous and as a goddess.” They are not particular about pronouns as she is non-binary. Maria is a 37-year-old Bay Area native. Maria is a first-generation student working on 3 associates degrees, all related to communications, at American River College. Her long-term goal is a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience with a focus on neurodivergence and the positive global impacts we can usher by supporting these folks in their special interests. Maria enjoys being in nature, reading, creating content, and making memories with their son and family.

Phoenix

Phoenix (they/them) is an LGBTQIA+ autistic person who is hard of hearing. They work for the Department of Health Care Services for the State of California as a Staff Services Analyst (General). They take online classes at the Los Rios community college system for fun. They have an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, but they decided to switch paths due to the toxicity in the engineering discipline. They love cats and dogs a lot, even more than people.

Sara

Sara (they/any) is a queer, first-generation college student, returning to school after previously receiving their BS in Psychology from UC Davis. They are currently in the Library and Information Technology Program at Sacramento City College. Sara is a community organizer working to cultivate a sustainable network of mutual aid and support within their community.

Thomas

Thomas (he/him) identifies as Mexican American, bisexual, and on the autism spectrum.  He is a community college student and a part-time worker in the food and service industry. His major is History and some of his hobbies are watching Mexican black and white movies, building with legos and learning about Mexican and American history. He also loves to make outfits. He wants to be an immigration and special needs lawyer and, and would like to graduate with academic honors and be a speaker at his graduation.

Xander

Xander (he/him) is a gay trans man. He’s a student at American River College majoring in Sociology and Women’s and Gender studies. Due to his own life experiences and his involvement with the LGBTQ+ community he’s become focused on addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ people, which is why my goal is to go into social work.