Neurodiversity Libraries, activism & community-building: Interview with Lei Wiley Mydske

Lei Wiley Mydske

In this episode I speak with the amazing
Lei Wiley Mydske, founder of the neurodiversity library movement and creator of the Neurodivergent Narwals. We talk about neurodiversity libraries (including how to start one!), community-building, disability justice, activism, hope and more.

Listen to the podcast at the link below. Also available on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes.

Read the transcript below the audio link.

Transcript, by Julie Ann Lee: Transcript_Lei_Wiley_Mydske_Noncompliant

Lei is a writer and artist, creator of the Neurodivergent Narwhals, co-director of, and founder of the neurodiversity library movement. They are the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network and a contributor to the group’s anthology “Sincerely, Your Autistic Child”. Lei has presented at a range of conferences and gatherings on autistic advocacy and neurodiversity libraries in the community. Lei is the co-owner of Stanwood Tattoo Company in Stanwood Washington, which also hosts a neurodiversity library.

Technical note
There were a couple tech glitches in this episode, apologies!

Podcast update
Noncompliant is mostly on hiatus until 2023.