My Favorite ADHD Things

It’s ADHD Awareness Month, and like a good ADHDer, I’m just getting to it now! Why is ADHD Awareness as important as other things that get a whole month dedicated to them, like Medical Librarians and Pickled Peppers? Well, one reason is that a lot of people have an ADHD brain. Another is that lots of people have an ADHD brain but don’t know it yet, and awareness is the first step. Another is that we are still, in 2021, talking a lot of shit about things like ADHD, and that shit gets internalized and re-purposed into all sorts of fun stuff, like shame, self-doubt, and depression. When we talk about things like ADHD in more neutral and nuanced ways, they lose a lot of their stigma.

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