After receiving an Aspergers/Selective Mutism diagnosis in 1999, Kimberly stopped seeing herself as ‘less-than’ and felt empowered to write candidly about herself as a spectrum woman. Her memoir Under The Banana Moon was published in 2012. Kim is now an award winning author, whose writing has appeared in "Firsts," & dozens of publications, including Autism Aspergers Digest, Kaleidoscope, and Women from Another Planet.
Kim, who resides in Connecticut, has been showing her artwork since 2005 in Good Purpose Gallery (where she led a collage workshop), Hynes Center Cambridge, and Lesley College (where she has presented twice), to name a few. Her artwork has been on the cover of Hosseini’s Art of Autism-Shattering Myths, and on the cover of Sutton and Forrester’s Selective Mutism-In Our Own Words (where she has several chapter contributions). Kim's art was selected for the cover of Samantha Craft’s 2nd printing of Everyday Aspergers. Kim is a Quality Assurance software tester too (finding bugs in software). Her passions include raising actual bugs, the children in her life, her partner Al, her cat Georgie, dog Minnie, and her late beloved cat Mister Po, (who was 19 years old), environmental protection, painting animated trees, collecting vintage paper, autism acceptance and advocacy, and building faery villages. She is currently illustrating a nursery rhyme book. Kimberly is currently Vice President on Board of Directors with Art of Autism. Catch her blog (here) and her other blog on this Wix site. LIKE her author page and say hello!
Learn more about Under The Banana Moon's early stages here in the archives of the late Donna Williams' blog. Check out the tabs on this site to read book excerpts and reviews, and learn how to obtain a signed copy under the CONTACT tab. For some interviews and articles about UTBM, look here, here, and here.
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