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Yenn (formerly Jeanette) Purkis is an autistic and non-binary author, blogger, presenter and mentor. Yenn is active in the autism world and the wider community. They have a strong presence on social media, posting a daily meme and weekly blog. Yenn has facilitated a support group for autistic women in Canberra since 2011, featured in the ABC documentary Alone in a Crowded Room and was named the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year. Yenn lives in their art-filled home known as Whimsy Manor with their feline friend, Mr Kitty.

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