In this episode, Dr. Sarathy interviews Sofi Ghassaei, a remarkable and accomplished 20-year-old Autistic Poet and Playwright.

Sofi has made significant strides in the world of literature and theater despite the slower process of spelling her thoughts to communicate.

Her work has been featured in various publications such as the 2023 poetry anthology “Di lo que quieres decir,” Teen Creative magazine, and Neuroclastic.

Sofi takes us through her journey of being the first non-speaking Autistic Playwright (that I know of).

The most remarkable part of Sofi’s journey in my eyes is how she took a “dare from her anxiety monster” to do this most daunting of work. Enjoy!

You can find Sofi’s Play [it is her First Year Play- Anniversary!!] at this link:




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