ASD looks different to everyone, because it can manifest itself in a variety of ways. This Fall, TEDx Rainier 2015 was host to many inspirational and passionate speakers, but one lecture began unlike the rest. Xolie Morra and The Strange Kind took to the TEDx Stage with instruments in hand, and played a brief interlude before Xolie—a Seattle native and the band’s lead singer/ founder—spoke candidly to the audience about her journey with ASD. Prior to being diagnosed at the age of 30, she struggled with her unique differences and how people related to her. Now, her music has given her a voice with which to speak about living with ASD, and she is spreading her message of autism awareness and neurodiversity worldwide. To watch the TEDx Rainier talk, click here.