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MARANDA RUSSELL


Autism Outsider Art

Iím currently searching for a part-time job. I do make some money off my writing and art, but letís face it, it can be hard to make a living off those things alone. I hope someday to do so, but right now we need some extra money. However, hunting for a job isnít easy for me. First off, I have some health problems. I canít work long hours, especially if I need to be on my feet for long (due to severe Plantar Fasciitis) and I canít lift much of anything that is heavy, which has ruled out many jobs. Add to that, the fact that I have Aspergerís Syndrome and the job market is awfully slim.
Although Aspergerís doesnít make me unable to work, it does cause some real issues. First off, I have social anxiety which can become overwhelming if I work a job with too much forced socialization. Secondly, although I have a great eye for detail (a gift from having high-functioning autism), I am not very good at multitasking. In fact, it can cause a lot of anxiety if I have to do too much at once all the time. I also need a job that is relatively predictable every day. Too much change in environment or job duties can actually induce panic attacks, which isnít at all uncommon among those with Aspergerís Syndrome(...)

Dayton, Ohio

Red cowboy
Pastel on cardboard
Dancing together
Marker on card
Don't tell me what to do
Acrylic on cardboard
Red eye fright
Color pencils on paper
Evil Eric Cartman
Color pencils on cardboard