Liana (Li) Rodriguez (she/her, they/them) is a multidisciplinary creative artist, Autism Spectrum self-advocate and culturally-diverse person of non-binary, transfeminine experience. Li’s upbringing was exemplary, officially receiving an Autism Spectrum diagnosis at age 29 even though visible signs of some autistic-like features were noted in early childhood. Despite enduring significant and prolonged anxiety and depression due to unique struggles managing autism and gender incongruence, Li persevered academically, obtaining a Creative Arts college diploma and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Planning. Liana became deeply active in autism self-advocacy not long after the autism diagnosis, networking within the autistic community at conferences, with non-profit organizations and online with several advocates. Li is currently developing a documentary video and a forthcoming book publication on life and inspiration being authentic as an autistic person. Liana’s spare time consists of outdoor strolls, bicycling, dancing, swimming and playing some video games.