A hoi hoi nerderinos,
A lot happened in the last month … including two new interviews (should you care to take a read and or peek).
In your view, what can society to do to best support artists, creatives and a thriving creative ecosystem?
There needs to be more awareness (particularly for females) on neurodivergent conditions. 22% of undiagnosed autistic women who are hospitalized because of their mental health by age 25. As someone who 5150ed myself, the shame associated with hospitalization is unreal. I had two previous failed suicide attempts, and I knew I didn’t want to die, I just couldn’t keep living with all the pain and OVERWHELMING sensory problems.
The world was extremely difficult to navigate not knowing I was neurodivergent. I took people for their word, because I’m a person of mine! I’m not victimizing myself in this process, I’m learning to love my younger self who knew something was “off” but due to medical sexism was misdiagnosed with a series of “diagnoses” and drugs that I never should have been taking in the first place.
I am truly on a mission to help others who may be neurodivergent and not know it.
My life is COMPLETELY changed.
It does get better.
And next up is a chat with one of my long time dear friends Zennie …