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BU Alumnus Book Launch – Misfit by Andreas Souvaliotis
You are invited to the launch of Misfit: Autistic. Gay. Immigrant. Changemaker. by Brandon University alumnus Andreas Souvaliotis, as he stops in Brandon on his cross-country tour.
Join us on campus in the John E. Robbins Library – Gathering Space, for a wine and cheese as Andreas speaks about his inspiring journey.
Andreas Souvaliotis was raised at a time when being on the autism spectrum wasn’t easily diagnosed or even discussed. Minds like his were simply considered odd. He also knew from an early age that he was gay, and it terrified him as he was growing up with openly homophobic parents in one of Europe’s least tolerant societies.
Andreas’s differences made him an outsider, right through to his mid-forties. And then suddenly, everything changed.
Misfit is the extraordinary memoir of a man who realized there was strength in his strangeness, that it could be used as a force for good. This inspiring story shows us that everyone has what it takes to trigger positive change, and that none of us should see our differences and quirks as handicaps.
Books will be available for purchase. Andreas is making a gift of all his royalties from the book to 6 Degrees, a global forum on inclusion and citizenship.
Andreas Souvaliotis is a successful social entrepreneur and creator of the popular Carrot Rewards health and wellness app.
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