Finding My Voice Through YouTube
by Kenny Valdivia, autistic self-advocate
My name is Kenny Valdivia, I am from Los Angeles, CA and am on the Autism Spectrum. My whole life has been a roller coaster ride going from school to school, making friends, socializing, speaking my mind and trying to find what I want to do with my life. I am currently 25 years old and in January 2019 I came up with the idea of starting my own YouTube channel to share my personal experiences living with Autism and sharing very personal stories and what I’ve done to overcome obstacles and talk about what obstacles I want to overcome that I’m still trying to overcome as well. I also profile others on the spectrum where they share their goals, accomplishments and struggles.
One of the things that I’ve always loved is movies and music as it would take me out of this world and to get away from problems I was facing in the real world. Another thing I been able to do with my channel is I have been able to reach certain actors and entertainers affiliated with some of my favorite movie franchises of all time and I desire to rock Hollywood’s world and be able to interview bigger names and those whose work has really cheered me up and got me through some of the roughest moments in my life.
To learn more about me and my YouTube channel, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/c/KennyValdivia95/videos