In 2009, Kate Winslet provided the English-language narration for the Icelandic documentary, A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, about a young boy named Keli Thorsteinsson who has a severe form of non-verbal autism and is unable to speak. Thorsteinsson’s mother, Margret Ericsdottir, and Winslet became very close through their work on the documentary and are now great friends. In 2010, Winslet and Ericsdottir started the Golden Hat Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of people with autism. Their book The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism (out now) features a section of Winslet’s well-known friends taking self-portraits of themselves either wearing or somehow including the “golden” hat — one of her own fedoras. Winslet asked them to include a little quote that would express one thing they’d like to say if they couldn’t speak.
Zac is featured in Kate Winslet’s new charity book, The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism. Scans of Zac’s feature are available in the gallery now thanks to satisfythecrave. You can purchase this book online at Amazon now.
Scans > “The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism” by Kate Winslet