Zoe Saldana is well known for her roles in blockbuster films such as Avatar, Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy but what you might not know about Ms. Saldana is her impact in philanthropy. Saldana has used her platform to spread autism awareness by participating in Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day along with sharing articles to educate our community.
Light it up BLUE for World Autism Awareness Day! #LIUB – ZS
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) April 2, 2013
In addition Saldana has taken the time to serve on the Actors for Autism Advisory Board. Actors for Autism, which was established in 2014 is a non-profit that has been looking to help impact the lives of people on the spectrum by providing them new and innovative programs in the performing arts and media/technology!
Growing up theatre played a huge impact in my early development. To see an actress like Saldana support a cause like this has meant the world to me as an autism advocate. Thank you for all you do Saldana!
You can read more about Actors for Autism here.
I currently work with the film industry as a consultant to bring a realistic portrayal of autism to the big screen through my experiences growing up on the autism spectrum. Need some help collaborating on your next film? Contact us here.