Much of the content of this post is taken and modified from The Loud Hands Project tumblr and project site.
The Loud Hands Project is a transmedia publishing effort by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network dedicated to amplifying the voices of Autistic people speaking, however they do, as they make the world one we all can share. They’ve already made a video, and right now they’re raising money for their first anthology and the creation of a website for future projects. The anthology will consist of submissions by Autistic authors speaking about neurodiversity, Autistic pride and culture, disability rights and resistance, and resilience (known collectively by the community as having loud hands).
A lot of people are supporting this project, and the Autistic community is really excited about it. They’re trying to raise $10,000 dollars to cover their starting costs, and they are well over half way there. Donations start at $10 and are tax-deductible. I can’t wait until this anthology is finished and I can read the submissions. I’ve contributed; won’t you join me?
Some of the perks for being a supporter:
$20 gets you a .pdf version of the anthology when it’s finished.
$50 gets you a hard copy of the anthology
$100 gets you a hard copy, plus the library of your choice receives one as well.