Episode 43 – Idioms of Normality hosted by Dr. Paul H. Mason
Today’s guest is Emma Jane, author of “Diagnosis Normal: Living with abuse, undiagnosed autism, and COVID-grade crazy”.
Emma and Paul explore the exactness and limitations of the simile that normality is like fire. The concept of normality has a power like fire and can have very real and tangible effects on people’s lives. For Emma, her interest in normality is both personal and academic. Her subjective experiences have helped her to develop a critical distance from the concept of normality and allow her to question the moments where it is useful and the moments where it is not. Emma offers perspectives that are witty, challenging, and insightful.