Madi is a board member of Camp Encourage, writer, artist, and outspoken advocate for autistic rights. Diagnosed at thirteen, Madi has spent most of her twenty-eight years masking her autism, with various degrees of success and often painful costs. It is her passionate dream to create a world in which autistic people are able to mask less and are listened to and understood far more.
In her spare time, Madi frequents libraries, craft stores, roleplaying forums, and tabletop roleplaying groups. She’s been known to sing along to Spotify in her car. Madi especially enjoys pampering her cat, Syrinx, who uses Madi as a pillow at night and clearly deserves all the love.