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By Neely Stratton
For the Beacon 

TikTok star at Jackson: 'I'm proud of my autism'

Sam Bowles has 1.4 million followers


Last updated 4/29/2022 at 10:51am

Sam Bowles, a senior at Jackson High School, has 1.4 million followers on TikTok who follow his daily videos on creating chalk art. His page also has more than 28 million likes.

Bowles is autistic, and April is Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

"It's a great place to express my creativity," said Bowles, an office assistant at the school. "With autism, it's hard to express myself emotionally."

Bowles started expressing himself on TikTok in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, but his art didn't really take off until April of that year when he d...

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