JULIE DACHEZ

Photo: Carryl Bertet

Photo: Carryl Bertet

Born at Nantes in 1985, Julie Dachez holds a degree from the École supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and a PhD. in social psychology.
 

Julie decided to make a life change at the age of 27 when she was diagnosed for Asperger Syndrome, or autism. The diagnosis, rather than a bane, proved to be a boon that enabled her to love herself and express her personality in ways she had never before dared.

An ardent student of social science and the humanities, Julie engages in two specialities, autism and feminism. She is both a blogger [1] and a YouTuber [2],
with a combined audience of over one million hits.

She is co-author of the graphic novel, La différence invisible (Delcourt), illustrated by Mademoiselle Caroline.

She is presently working on a project [3] to co-direct a documentary film on the invisibility of autism based on her own screenplay.

Julie views autism from a new perspective, sidestepping and transcending the usual stereotypes and sensationalism. Regarding autism not as a deficiency but a difference, she tries to give this minority a clearly audible voice.    

[1] http://emoiemoietmoi.over-blog.com/

[2] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-njLWFsgM97UGvScZqH4Q

[3] http://www.bulles.movie/

 

WORK

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Dans ta bulle ! (Marabout, Hachette, March 2018)

Weirdos aren’t all they’re cut out to be!

Deeply engaged in her new research project, a young university student reaches out to autistic persons to listen to and record what they have to say.

Deliberately eschewing the usual platitudes, this book describes the unruled life course
and resilience of invisible autists as they adapt, hide, assimilate their condition, put up a fight. 
Alternating an amusing and dynamic account of those lives with her academic knowledge,
the author, herself an Asperger’s autist, thoroughly subverts our preconceptions about normality
and invites us to rethink human society.

School and professional life, social mores and male-female relationships are but a few of the subjects sagely and corrosively broached by these atypical people.

Much is to be learned by viewing the world from their vantage point ... primarily about ourselves.

The autists have the floor: the time has come to listen!