What do you do when you're in your 40s and get diagnosed with ADHD? Join Aimée and Lee as they grapple with living, parenting, working, etc, with ADHD, after a life of not knowing.
S2 E9: Getting It Imperfect, Doing It Anyway (UPDATED!)
Of course on such an important topic, I would forget to turn off the metronome function in GarageBand while editing the file. I’ve corrected it and so now there is no more annoying rhythmic tapping/clicking. Apologies.
This episode is for all of our white neurodivergent listeners. We should have opened the podcast with that, but I’ll say it here. Aimée and I have an awkward, imperfect, incomplete, but important conversation around race and racism. With that here are a lot of links for you to read and sit with, uncomfortably. Find a group of your (white) friends and start having these conversations as well.
Read Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper and Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom. Listen to Brene Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist. TO START.
* What Is an Anti-Racist Reading List For?
* Hockey is not for everyone by Akim Aliu
* Georgetown Slavery Archive
* Toronto Police Accused of Pushing Black Woman from Balcony to her Death
* N.B. police shooting of Indigenous woman leads to questions on ‘wellness checks’
* Why posting a black image with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ hashtag could be doing more harm than good
* The Whites of Quebec
* Pure Laine: Quebec’s Purity Myth
Here’s the transcript.
S2 E8: Socially-Distant Weddings, Wrestling, and Writing (OH MY!)
*Note: We recorded this episode and scheduled to publish it before the world was set aflame. We encourage you to read anti-racist reading lists, as well as to donate to anti-racist causes locally (in Canada and in the USA). We are thinking of our own response, in terms of how to participate in the protests as neurodivergent individuals. But until then, please enjoy the regularly-scheduled episode.
We have our second guest! This conversation equally could have gone on for two-plus hours, but I have a meeting I had to get to. Welcome Dr. Julie Alexander! Aimée and I are so grateful for how open and honest Julie was, and sharing her lists, her wedding, and her strategies for writing with us. We all learning a little bit, too, about the things we struggled to let go of, but also the things we will always carry with us.
Here’s the transcript!
S2 E7: Viva Las Vegas...NOT!!!
You ever hate something that everyone else raves about, like loud parties or, IDK, Las Vegas? You’ve come to right place, where quiet fun is celebrated, and we can admit, in a safe space, that we’re not the problem if we think something isn’t as awesome as everyone else does.
I am, however, on team LOUD FUN.
Big thanks to Kelly for talking with us, and you’re welcome back anytime.
S2 E6: WEIRD
I basically got this shirt immediately after recording these episodes (thanks FB algorithm for listening in and suggesting this shirt to buy!). Kelly is back again, and we keep talking about how we’re, well, weird. But that’s ok. We’re reclaiming the word for ourselves, and celebrating our neurodiversity.
S2 E5: Opinionated Ladies on the Internet
LOOK WE HAVE A GUEST! That’s Kelly J. Baker (aka @kelly_j_baker on Twitter). She also has colorful hair and glasses, like us, and is also an Opinionated Lady on the Internet, like us, too! I laughed a lot during our two hours of recording. Here’s part one of three of our conversation. Come laugh with three very Opinionated Ladies on the Internet Who Also Have Brightly Colored Hair and Glasses!
S2 E4: Narratives We Tell, Stories We Crave
Look, I don’t usually self-promote here, but, if you could:
Given the current situation in the world, if you buy one of my two self-published books, I will donate the proceeds to Hope for College. Buy Learning to Breathe which focuses on mental health, and Twist, Weave, Untangle about my becoming a critical digital pedagogue.
Today’s episode, the last of the pre-recorded ones, picks up where we left off in the last episode, talking about stories – the narratives we write and re-write about ourselves, but also the stories we long to hear about ourselves, or at least about people who are “like” us in important and recognizable ways.
As always, there are transcripts.
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Great episode for me because everything you both were saying, I totally relate to. I will def keep listening. I am studying to be an ADHD coach so I LOVE this!