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the ADHD good life

Sandra Coral
exploring the intersections between race, gender & neurodiversity
Created 16 Aug 2020
  • My Potential was Already Decided For Me
    05 Oct 2020 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Photo by JD Mason on Unsplash I think I’ve always been aware that I wasn’t really considered ‘good enough’ in this society, even while growing up as a transracial adoptee, away from other Black people...
  • High Stakes Procrastination
    28 Sep 2020 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Photo by Andrew Leu on Unsplash I know what I have to do. I want to do it (at least I think I do…), but I just can’t get myself to do it. There tends to be a lot of shame and guilt behind procrastinat...
  • The Battle to Becoming Me
    18 Sep 2020 • 4 min read • 3 2
    Photo by Jessica Felicio on Unsplash My unmanaged (and undiagnosed) ADHD added to the difficulty of emotionally regulating the shame and guilt I felt in hiding what being Black meant to me as a transr...
  • We Live in a Blame Culture
    06 Sep 2020 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Blame keeps me stuck. It isn't a very empowering emotion. When I'm blaming others it leaves me waiting for others to fix my problem, rather than fixing it mysel...
  • ADHD, Intersectionality & Me
    16 Aug 2020 • 1 min read • 2 0
    This is where I tell my story. The stories of ADHD are often shared through the lens of the white men and women, who are also the ones that best fit the diagnosis criteria too. The symptoms and presen...
  • Podcast: The Necessity for Self Compassion
    15 Jul 2020 • 22 min read
    Unknown Speaker 0:00 For our brains, all of that negativity and criticism isn't really motivating at all. And actually, it's the stuff that keeps us stuck and keeps us hidden and keeps us afraid to be...
  • ADHD while Black: My Little Brother’s Story
    10 Jul 2020 • 1 min read
    My little brother was diagnoses with ADHD when he was a child. He’s a classic, unmanaged ADHD, school to prison pipeline, employment difficulty, black male case. Always struggled in school, challengin...
  • Podcast: Thoughts on Difference & Acceptance
    10 Jul 2020 • 14 min read
    0:00 When we get a diagnosis of a thing, yeah, great. Now I know exactly what's going on. I can get medication and get a coach, and then I can be fixed. And then I can be more like everyone else. I th...
  • Podcast: The Need for Approval
    05 Jul 2020 • 21 min read
    0:40 Hey there, you're listening to the ADHD Good Life podcast. Each week, we explore stories, ideas, or topics around neurodiversity from an intersectional lens, and the personal growth strategies we...
  • Feelings on Being Late
    29 Jun 2020 • 1 min read
    My feelings about my time management and ADHD are far more intricate for me than I ever let myself realise. It’s only in writing this that I see what makes it difficult isn’t so much being late or not...
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