Title: My intersection; A Neuro Minority Experience
Distribution Date: 8th December 2020 (1 pm BST).
Producer: Hannah-Louise Joseph.
Interviewer: Hannah-Louise Joseph.
Interviewee’s: Grace Liu and Tumi Sotire.
Intersectionality; coined by philosopher Kimberlé Crenshaw explores the struggles subordinate groups face. ‘My Intersection; A Neurominority Experience ’ Introduces Grace Liu, a blogger/ writer who is autistic and of Taiwanese- English heritage. Also, Tumi sotire, a research assistant/ neurodevelopmental activist who has dyspraxia and a Black-British Nigerian. You will learn that being a neurorominority is indeed a two-fold situation.
The documentary is also narrated by Hannah-Louise Joseph.
Tumi and Grace opened up about the hardships they have encountered. Being an outcast in school, cultural barriers, racism, and how the growth of injustice in 2020 has had an impact on their identity.
Demographic: 13-18-year-olds, Genz bracket
Genre: Educational documentary, motivational.
My intersection; A Neuro Minority Experience will open up with narration from Hannah-Louise Joseph, explaining how uncommon Neurodiversity is seen as a collective group, but rather seen as a singular group. The narrator will engage the audience by asking a question. “Have you ever been diagnosed?…” To highlight how important the subject is. In the session of the documentary, an important question is asked “are you familiar with the term neuro minority ? “The main subject.The narrator introduces Grace Liu and Tumi Sotire who are neuro minorities. The start of linking the subject together.
We are now introduced to Grace Liu and Tumi Sotire. Who states their diagnosis, occupation, age, heritage and the age they were diagnosedThe introduction of the interviewees is closed by Tumi stating that he knew he was dyspraxic before he was black. Giving a hint of what intersectionality is.
The interviewee discusses the most ridiculous myths they have heard about their disorder. Such as “you can pray your dyspraxia” away and be autistic you are usually good at using computers. This is an opening to the next subject, school days.
School days, discuss some of the difficulties both Grace and Tumi have faced. Starting with a polarizing experience. One has had a blissful experience with the teachers and support, whilst the other being frowned upon because of their disability. The experience becomes parallel to each other as both interviewees were bullied because of their disability.
Usually, when people discuss the subject of neurodevelopmental disorders, the topic of school days is at the forefront of the topic. As neurodiverse groups disorders are usually detected by the time they are in school, and they are treated differently from pupils. School days close with Grace stating she had experience racism when she was in school. Interlinking with the next section intersectionality.
Intersectionality is narrated and discusses the activist who coined intersectionality, Kimberlé’e Crenshaw and Audre Lorde. And who have both experienced intersectionality.The definition of the term and quote from Audre Lorde.
Audre Lorde was a black woman and lesbian. Whilst Kimberlé Crenshaw is a black woman. Although their experiences are different from neurominorites, this section of the documentary highlights the discrimination of subordinate groups and that you can have more than one struggle.
Cultural barriers, the first issue that neurominorites face is discussed by Tumi. He explains struggling with coordination has created cultural barriers between his disorder and his culture. Dyspraxics struggle with gross motor skills and coordination. He explains this has held him back academically, from dancing and being good at sports.
Healthcare and the system explore the seriousness of the topic. Tumi mentions how the shocking statistics of neuro minorities that are in prison and are overlooked. 57% of neuro minorities are in prison. One of the biggest issues experienced.
Black and Asian groups are now opening up about the discrimination they face in the UK. With COVID being the biggest killing factor to these communities, the rise of East Asian discrimination and Black Lives Matter. The section of the interview allows Grace and Tumi to open up about how 2020 has affected them personally.
The narrator will summarize the whole documentary and explain what they have learned from Grace and Tumi.
The documentary ends on an optimistic journey, showing there is hope to overcome these struggles. By helping others in the same position as you and finalize with what Grace and Tumi have learned from their experience.
The music will highlight the mood of each section. use of melodic and sentimental instrumental.
The purpose of the documentary is to get students and young adults to understand society around them and that you can have more than one struggle and get the younger demographic comfortable, discussing the intersectionality.
My Intersection; A Neuro Minority Experience, is commissioned by BAMEed. Network
The organization educates students on the BAME experience. Resources the organization provides on their website are research materials, podcasts, articles, videos and more.
BAMEed. The network has offered to host a panel discussion, with experts, based on the subject of the intersection of neuro minorities and showcase my material.
“Over the, years I have realised that neurodiversity has never been seen as a collective group….”
“Just Keep on working, just keep on pushing.. That’s the lesson”
(All the music used are copyright free and can be used for commercial purposes as long as the producer credits the composers. )
- Leaving -Produce by Prod. Riddman – 0’00-1’46 and 2’02-3’07
- Dreamer- Composed by Hazy
- Circle of Life- Composed by Whitesand (Martynas Lu) 9’31- 11’20
- Tranquility-Produced by Prod.Riddman
“My intersection; A Neuro Minority Experience. Is produced and narrated by Hannah-Louise Joseph.It features Grace Liu and Tumi Sotire, who share their personal experience. The documentary is in collaboration with the educational organization, BAMEed.network, You can follow on Twitter @BAMEed Network.
Follow the Grace’s blog,unwrittengrace.wordpress.com, and Tumi’s IG
@ Blackdyspraxic. “
Designed by Hannah-Louise Joseph. On Canva