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1 per session - Virtual OK

Want a female perspective on autism?

I'm an actually autistic woman who's open for questions about the spectrum. I can also offer my take on co-morbid depression and anxiety from an autistic person's perspective, since I've been through that dark place before.

Like many autistic women, I didn't receive my diagnosis until later in life. Autistic women do this thing called masking. If you'd like to ask me about discovering autism later in life, or about how masking affects autistic women, I'm certainly versed in those areas.

I can also answer questions about autistic people in the workplace. I've had a wide variety of part-time jobs in my life, and a couple full-time careers, before I settled into teaching. If you're an employer, I can tell you how to create a more neurodiverse workplace for autistic people.

Please bear in mind that autistic people are just as different from one another as any other individual within a group, so while I can give you my ideas, they may not line up with another person's experiences.

1 Simbi per question, 10 questions per month, because I get overwhelmed easily.

Training & Qualifications


I am actually autistic. I am female. I can help you understand how this intersectionality of minorities feels in our current world.

My educational background is in creative writing and English, and my professional background is in copywriting and teaching, so I'm also skilled at communicating virtually in a way that's accessible to a variety of audiences. (That's a fancy way of saying I'm qualified for pleasant online conversation.)

Availability & Preferences


For questions? I'm available almost every morning. I teach in the evenings.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Kourtnie


Sebastian provided unit of Original Music Composition. for Kourtnie
Sep 15, 2019
A pleasure to work with!
Jamison provided hour of Original Music Composition for Kourtnie
Apr 15, 2019
Great to work with!
Dustin received unit of Proofread Your One-Page Document from Kourtnie
Apr 08, 2019
Kourtnie was a great help and I'm sure my readers will have an enhanced experience because of her edits.
Katherine provided package of Swedish Tea Delivery for Kourtnie
Mar 30, 2019
Patient, friendly and communicative, wonderful to trade with!
Jamison provided hour of Original Music Composition for Kourtnie
Mar 30, 2019
Kourtnie is great to work with. Laid down clearly what she wanted, but trusted the creative process and ended up with a great piece we both love!
Kelsey provided unit of Compose music for Kourtnie
Mar 28, 2019
Amazing request! I seriously hope she likes it 😍 I made it sound as fairy like as possible. If you have any special requests or wanna change anythin...g, totally let me know!show more
Dustin received unit of Proofread Your One-Page Document from Kourtnie
Mar 13, 2019
Very excellent work. Finished earlker than I expected!
Taylor received unit of Poem on a Postcard from Kourtnie
Mar 12, 2019
Kourtnie sent an amazing poem and the perfect postcard to write it on!
Dustin received unit of Proofread Your One-Page Document from Kourtnie
Mar 08, 2019
Very very excellent work. I look forward to working more with Kourtnie in the future.
Dasha received Help with Resume Review from Kourtnie
Mar 06, 2019
Thank you so much:)


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About Kourtnie McKenzie

Hi, I'm Kourtnie, a community college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English, and I'm obsessed with stories. I'm published in print and online journals, and I write regularly on W...attpad and WordPress. Before graduate school, I was a professional copyeditor, copywriter, and community manager. When I'm not writing, I'm reading. I'm a total Kindle junky, a Book of the Month member, and I read Medium, Wattpad, WordPress, and Wikipedia whenever I can carve five minutes between student and work responsibilities. While I teach English at the community college, I'm also a student there, currently enrolled in programming courses. I like learning math on Brilliant and Blender on Skillshare. I'm also an RPG Maker MV and Dungeons & Dragons hobbyist. I'd like to publish games on the web, as well as iOS and Android devices, in the next few years. I'm autistic and involved in the Twitter #ActuallyAutistic community. The cat lover side of me is active on Instagram. I'd rather have a swivel chair than Trump for president.show more

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Kourtnie McKenzie is looking for:
  • Graphic Design
  • Music & Audio
  • Art & Design