Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, MA (she/they) is a global advocate, educator, and autistic person of color in a neurodiverse, multicultural, serodifferent family. A prolific writer, consultant, and social scientist/activist whose work focuses on meaningful community involvement, human rights, intersectional justice, and inclusion, Morénike is a Humanities Scholar at Rice University’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Co-Chair of the Women’s HIV Research Collaborative, a doctoral candidate, and a member of several executive boards. 

Morénike has been an invited speaker at the United Nations, the White House, and numerous peer-reviewed international conferences and has led and/or contributed to many initiatives and publications. Current/recent projects include the 2021 edited collection Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity and the forthcoming Neurodiversity en Noir: A Collection of Black Neurodiverse Voices.

For more information: (URL); @MorenikeGO (social media)