Rebecca Sharrock

I'm an autistic person who is making a career from writing, public speaking and advocacy work. 

Memories and Harry Potter
21 days ago
It was the year 1999 and hardly anybody (compared to now, at the very least) in Australia knew that there was such a thing as Harry Potter. I’d definitely never heard of the Harry Potter series in our...
The Longwinded Tale of Neville Longbottom
2 months ago
I was introduced to the Harry Potter series by a primary school teacher in 1999. The books (and later the films) were something that I connected with immediately. Harry himself was an inspiring charac...
The 'Harry Potter' Effect: A Lifetime of Inspiration from the Unforgettable Wizarding World
2 months ago
As a child I had a lot of difficulty with socialising (one of my diagnoses is autism) and would dread recess breaks at school. I had trouble fitting in with my peers and my favourite books to read were atlases. Yet in Fourth Grade (aged 9) I had a very kind teacher who was saddened to see a child sitting alone and depressed. Mum was doing voluntary work at the school, and my teacher met up with her (without me present) and talked about a new book series that she had recently come across. She exp...