Prime Minister Scott Morrison & 2021 Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, along with their partners, have met for morning tea ahead of the introduction of state and territory recipients for the 2022 Australian of the Year Awards at The Lodge in Canberra. #TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/iQrqOilIEy— The Project (@theprojecttv) January 25, 2022
Grace Tame is autistic, like me, and what's being left out of this conversation is that autistic people have to fight every single fucking day against this nonsensical and genuinely harmful culture of "civility" in order to just be ourselves.— Kara Schlegl (@karaschlegl) January 25, 2022
That’s how I felt as an undiagnosed autistic woman, trying desperately to conform to society’s standards, while intensely believing those standards shouldn’t exist.
In my mind, a normal reaction to watching that situation unfold would be to say, ‘Yeah, of course she didn’t smile’.