December 22, 2015
Sounds, smells and social encounters are just a few of the challenges that Leironica Hawkins, an artist on the spectrum, faces every day. Here, Hawkins uses comics to illuminate what she calls her “invisible disability.”
|Andrea wants to relax, but her roommate has sprayed the apartment with a|
disinfectant. The strong fragrance makes Andrea sick, and she loses her temper.
|Andrea is interviewing for a job at an art gallery. She has difficulty maintaining|
eye contact and is reluctant to admit that she’s had trouble keeping previous jobs.
|A loud voice on the supermarket intercom interrupts Andrea’s|
shopping.She later leaves the cereal aisle after beeps from an
employee’s scanner disrupt her concentration.