Hi, I’m Kella! Welcome to my little corner of the internet.
I’m autistic, as well as having sensory processing disorder and auditory processing disorder. I created Awakened Neurodivergence, in the hopes of becoming America’s Next Top Model…wait…just kidding(that’s how I finished it in my head, so I rolled with it–prepare for tangents and bad humor on this blog). Ha. Seriously though, I’m here because I believe with every fiber of my being in the power of community, and that this world needs a greater deal of understanding and acceptance for those of us who are neurodivergent. I want to offer a small bit of insight into my own autistic world, while hopefully helping to support some people in their neurodiverse journeys along the way.
A bit more about me…I’m a mom, wife, artist/textile designer, death doula, and dark chocolate connoisseur. I love spending time with my family, hiking, kayaking, learning about cultural practices(especially death-related practices and rituals) & herbal medicine, and creating art in my spare time. I also have a soft spot for loose leaf tea, all furry creatures, thunderstorms, indie folk music, being barefoot, and did I mention chocolate? 😉
I have an AA in studio art, a B.S. in psychology, and an M.A. in human services, with a graduate certificate in applied gerontology. I have certifications as a Death Doula/End of Life Planner, & in IEP Coaching, ASL, holistic nutrition, and herbalism.
If you need support or resources for your journey, feel free to shoot me a message. ❤