Sara Harvey (Agony Autie)
Autistic education & advocacy
In December 2016, 36 year-old Chester resident Sara Jane Harvey started producing educational, yet entertaining videos about what it's like to be autistic. She is a proud parent to her eleven year-old son, who is also autistic. With lively interviews, video essays, weekly vlogs and live streams; Agony Autie aims to share and foster autistic pride and culture, raising not just awareness but true understanding of autism, whilst advocating for autistic people's rights and identity. Sara holds a Media & Culture honors degree and was Sabbatical Women's & Diversity Oficer at Lancaster University. A self-employed photographer for many years with noted creative projects like Admiring Autism. Her achievements include speaking at the Crown Prosecution Service, Civil Service, The Autism Shows & with leading recruiters to discuss autistic inclusion in the workplace Current projects include working with • Nuffield Health to bring Neurodivergent awareness to the gym •Panel speaker for the disability Exposition in 2023 •appearing at the Peoples History Museum exhibition “Nothing about us Without us”, a look at Disability Activism.