By NNPA Newswire/BlackPressUSA
An important addition to autism literature and a much-needed voice for autistic people of color.
Shawnee, KS – Autism influencer Jeremiah Josey’s new book, Here’s What I Want You to Know 2, brings the autistic perspective to the BLM movement with heart and passion. In simple and powerful terms, Jeremiah opens up about his experiences as a Black man with autism and recounts his racial awakening, when he was profiled by police in an airport while comforting a young white woman who had missed her flight.
Jeremiah writes that he is afraid that he might not understand police commands; that it is crucial to fight for what you believe in; and that resiliency and advocacy are your power. His story sheds light on the unique challenges autistic people of color face, while showing that anything is possible if you have the courage to pursue your dreams.
Jeremiah Josey is quickly becoming the face of autistic young adulthood. At just 22, he is already a baker, model, author, and motivational speaker. Undefeated by autism, he has cooked alongside a wide range of talented chefs, appeared on Steve Harvey’s show Steve, walked the runway at New York Fashion Week, and starred in print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Kohl’s adaptive lines. Jeremiah was chosen as one of the top 14 autism influencers on social media by The Mighty community and was named a 2020 Flutie Fellow, sponsored by the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. Jeremiah has big dreams, and he’s inspiring others with autism to feel ambitious, talented, and confident along the way!
“When I first met Jeremiah Josey, I was instantly struck by his passion and drive… Jeremiah has shown incredible courage, inspiring others so that they too can be fearless in speaking up.” – Tommy Hilfiger
“Jeremiah has always been a beacon of hope. Hope that our future will be brighter than our present.” – Chef Kwame Onwuachi
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