Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Library and Archives Canada395 Wellington St.
7:00pm

Misfit: autistic. gay. immigrant. Changemaker.

With Andreas Souvaliotis
Hosted by Yasir Naqvi, CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Misfit: autistic. gay. immigrant. Changemaker.

With Andreas Souvaliotis
Hosted by Yasir Naqvi, CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
18
Monday
Mar
7:00pm
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St.
Andreas Souvaliotis

Join us for the national launch of Misfit: autistic. gay. immigrant. Changemaker.

 

Andreas Souvaliotis was raised at a time when being on the autism spectrum wasn't easily diagnosed or even discussed. Minds like his were simply considered odd. He also knew from an early age he was gay, and it terrified him as he was growing up with openly homophobic parents in one of Europe's least tolerant societies.

 

Andreas's differences made him an outsider, right through to his mid-forties. And then suddenly, everything changed. Misfit is the extraordinary memoir of a man who realized there was strength in his strangeness, that it could be used as a force for good.This inspiring story shows us that everyone has what it takes to trigger positive change, and that none of us should see our differences and quirks as handicaps.

 

 

 

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