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Neurodivergent Black Women: An Uplifting Neurodiversity Movement Taking Shape — ADDitude

Saturday, 22 October, 2022

Neurodivergent Black Women: An Uplifting Neurodiversity Movement Taking Shape — ADDitude

Navigating life as a Black, neurodivergent woman is complicated. Growing up, these parts of my identity presented a trifecta of unique challenges, some of which follow me to this day. Others, I’ve been able to overcome in my journey toward understanding and accepting my neurodiversity — and helping others accept theirs.

I was luckier than most, blessed with an early diagnosis of inattentive ADHD in the First Grade after my parents and teachers voiced major concerns about my distractibility and impulsivity. My diagnosis was an important starting point, but it was no silver bullet. If anything, it felt like my “problematic” behaviors were simply assigned a different name.

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