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Designed by:
Jennifer White-Johnson, American  Search this
Written by:
Kevin Johnson III, American, born 2011  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network, Inc., American  Search this
Lydia X. Z. Brown, American  Search this
Autistic Hoya, American  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W x D (Folded): 4 5/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 5/16 in. (11 × 7.5 × 3.3 cm)
H x W (Unfolded): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (28 × 21.6 cm)
Place made:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
A mini zine from the Soul Garden of Neurodiversity Mini Zine Pack titled The Soul of Neurodiversity Zine Garden, designed by Jennifer White-Johnson. The mini zine is constructed from a single sheet of white, heavy weight paper that has a slit at the center and has been folded into eighths, creating a six page booklet. The front of the single page is divided into eight panels which form the six interior pages and the front and back covers. The back of the page is blank. In its folded format, the front cover is white and features a color illustration of a boy. The boy is depicted inside an illustrated arch shape filled with starry space imagery, cut outs of yellow and brown flowers with orange centers, and a reddish planet at the bottom center of the graphic which forms a halo around the illustration of the boy. The boy is shown in three-quarters profile with his smiling face turned towards the viewer and leaning slightly forward. He is wearing red jacket over a V-neck sweater. The back cover is white and centered at the top is a black shield graphic with white text that reads [WE MUST / NOT LET / ABLEISM / WIN]. Printed in small black text below are the designer credits and contact information. The interior pages include color graphics, black text, and illustrations. Page one features the definition of Neurodiversity/Neurodivergent by the National Symposium on Neurodiversity at Syracuse University, 2011. Page two is a color image of a yellow flower overlaid with large black text that reads [FEAR / IS / THE ENEMY]. The third and fourth pages feature a large graphic of a sunflower and the Autistic Women And Nonbinary Networks, Inc. quote [NEURODIVERSITY / IS FOR / EVERYONE] with the attribution printed in small text below. The fifth page has smaller black text at the top that reads [COLLECTIVE LIBERATION] and features a large yellow square below with larger black text that reads [CREATE MORE / SPACES FOR / FREEDOM OF / EXPRESSION / AND ACTION] at the center. Printed on page six is Lydia X. Z. Brown’s definition of [ABLEISM].
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jennifer White-Johnson, Neurodivergent Artist and Designer
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Jennifer White-Johnson
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Soul Garden of Neurodiversity Mini Zine Pack
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Autism Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture