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Screening and Discussion: Shy Radicals


From the way public spaces are designed to how politicians conduct themselves in office, so much of our society is dominated by loudness and extroverted personalities. In societies that are not designed with their needs in mind, shy, introverted and autistic people are at a major disadvantage, their mental health often suffering tremendously. After a screening of Shy Radicals (dir. Tom Dream) Lou Drago will host an intimate conversation with the author who inspired the film, Hamja Ahsan, about his groundbreaking work that is shaping the Shy Resistance movement. Together they will discuss the journey that led Ahsan to write the book, as well as enquire into which ways the plight of shy, introverted and autistic people intersect with other oppressed identities, and how to build a Shy movement within an extrovert supremacist state.