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A review of K-drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” by an American autistic lawyer who is called “real-life Woo Young Woo”

Florida’s first lawyer with autism shared her thoughts after watching “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”. 

American lawyer Haley Moss, the first openly autistic attorney in Florida, who is called the real-life version of Woo Young Woo, recently gave a commentary on the buzzworthy K-drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”. 

On KBS News’ YouTube channel “KLAB”, a video titled “Extraordinary Attorney Woo seen by Haley Moss, a well-known American autistic lawyer” was recently posted. Haley Moss featured in the video and introduced herself as a lawyer, artist, and author with autism.

Haley Moss praised “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” as a well-made drama and said, “There is so much about the show that I genuinely love. A lot of the times when I see autism on TV, I’m very critical and nervous about it because I realize that’s what people will later think of me or other people like me. Adult and autistic women are usually underrepresented on TV but ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ doesn’t feel like the stereotype of what autism is.

Haley Moss also added that she sympathized a lot with the fact that Woo Young Woo eats the same food every day and wears headphones to avoid noise.

Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 3. She was a girl with so much passion about everything that she started writing books to share her experiences at the age of 15.

Haley Moss then went on to college, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminology, and a Ph.D. in law at the University of Miami three years later.

Haley Moss said that she liked working as a lawyer, but whenever she defended the disabled, she became more eager to help. Therefore, she is currently working as a human rights activist for people with disabilities after leaving the law firm.

Haley Moss also said she hoped that the perception of the disabled would change with the success of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”. 

She said, “What feels like a fantasy to me about watching a drama like this is the way other people perceive the things that are hard for us and acknowledge our existence. People always seem very supportive of Woo Young Woo, and I think that’s a little bit of a fantasy as well.”

The reason, she added, is that the world isn’t always accepting and understanding, and there are people who will constantly doubt our abilities. However, the fantasy shown in the drama is what she wishes to become a reality. 

At the end of the video, Haley Moss expressed her hope that autistic people would be accepted naturally in society, saying, “We are really not that different from you. We just need more support from time to time.”

Source: insight

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