This podcast is for smart, high-ability ADD/ADHD (diagnosed or suspecting) women who see their symptoms as more positive than negative. I’m Tracy Otsuka your host and I’m committed to changing the conversation around ADHD. When I was diagnosed eight months after my son, my entire life suddenly made perfect sense but all I heard about was everything that my ADHD brain SHOULD be struggling with when in fact I would come to learn that my ADHD is responsible for some of my greatest superpowers.
One other thing, we constantly hear about all the successful ADHD men, but no one talks about the women. This podcast is here to change that dynamic. ADHD women are my people, and I’m here to acknowledge, support and cheer them on.
*THE CONTENT IN THIS PODCAST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD FROM TRACY OTSUKA OR THIS PODCAST.
EP. 112: ADHD, Working Memory, Hip-hop and STEM with Raven the Science Maven
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Raven Baxter. Raven is also known as Raven the Science Maven, she is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed science communicator, educator and molecular biologist who is working to share science and champion for inclusivity and diversity in STEM.
5 Days to Fall in Love with Your ADHD Brain: tracyotsuka.com/ilovemybrain
EP. 111: ADHD and Medical School with Dr. Diana Mercado
Dr. Diana Mercado graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, earned her medical degree from the University of Texas and did her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Today Dr. Diana Mercado is a Nurse Practitioner mentor, Clinic Medical Director and was just elected Chief Medical Officer for Jackson County Hospital in Texas.
EP. 110: ADHD, Science, and Creativity with Infectious Disease and Genetics Expert, Dr. Amy Cain
Dr. Amy Cain is a Molecular Biologist who uses genomics to study antibiotic resistant bacteria. She completed her degree in Biochemistry & PhD in Microbiology at Uni. of Sydney, AU, then moved to Cambridge, UK, for a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Wellcome Sanger Inst. and was awarded a prestigious fellowship at Uni. of Cambridge. She then moved to Malawi, Africa, tracking outbreaks in hospitals.
EP. 109: The ADHD Artist with Sarah Gise
Sarah Gise is an award nominated Chicago actor with a BFA degree for Acting from USC. She's currently an ensemble member with Interrobang Theatre Project, and has performed in numerous shows. She also works as an Executive Functioning Coach for Effective Artistry, and is the Host/Producer of The ADHD Artist Podcast.
Sarah Gise: bit.ly/2YBcDqa
Mindful meditations: bit.ly/3tjOEtM
EP. 108: Professional Organizer Judith Houlding
Join Tracy in episode 108 where she introduces you to Judith Houlding. She has been a professional organizer for 11 years. She is also an ADHD coach who has trained in “brain-based differences” and has received certification from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Coach Approach for Organizers, and the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.
Judith Houlding's Website: space-editing.com
EP. 107: From High School Dropout to College Success with Lucy Van den Heuvel
Join Tracy and 18-yr-old Lucy Van den Heuvel. At 16 Lucy left high school, not knowing how she was going forward with her education. She eventually found a college that accepted students as young as 16, and applied. In May, Lucy will graduate from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where she'll receive her AA Degree instead of a high school diploma. In college she is studying sustainable agriculture, and co-manages the campus farm.
Lucy's FB: bit.ly/3nZLpDP
Bard College at Simon's Rock: simons-rock.edu/