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Show Notes

In this episode, Emerson Jordan-Wood joins Eric–in person at ADHD reWired HQ–on the podcast!  Emerson is a 27-year-old queer, non-binary, trans human. They are originally from Illinois, but have lived brief stints in Iowa, Texas, and most recently Minnesota! They studied civil engineering at The University of Iowa currently work in non-profit construction. Emerson was diagnosed with ADHD in 2021, and self-diagnosed with autism in 2022! They’re also an active Alumni member of ADHD reWired’s coaching and accountability groups!

In this episode, you’ll hear experiences, struggles, and discussions about:

  • “Transitions are hard” and transitioning gender identities
  • The overlap of ADHD, different means of transitioning, and barriers to access
  • Hoops, hurdles, and executive function nightmares
  • Experiencing gender dysphoria and body disconnect
  • Navigating the medical system and knowing your options
  • “This feels like me.”
  • “Your transition is your transition and it doesn’t have to be based on anybody else’s.”
  • Masking gender, masking as a neurotypical person, then unmaking gender identity
  • Acceptance, freedom, and fully being your authentic self in the world
  • “I was doing what I thought I ‘should’ be doing.”
  • Different perceptions of gender, how people respond and interact with those perceptions, and fitting in
  • Experiencing gender privilege and gender discrimination in the workplace
  • Understanding pros, cons, patterns, and social cues between the gender roles
  • Being mis-gendered, coming to terms with your identity and doing the work towards acceptance
  • Navigating and learning how to process irritability, anger, frustration, and general emotional dysregulation
  • Struggling with task initiation, living in a constant state of flight, and not “panicking” through life
  • From TikTok to the doctor
  • Feelings of being unprepared, social expectations, and navigating new environments
  • Social cues, dynamics in conversations, and autism
  • The helpfulness of labels and language to describe different struggles to take action and better communicate

Show Notes

In this episode, Emerson Jordan-Wood joins Eric–in person at ADHD reWired HQ–on the podcast!  Emerson is a 27-year-old queer, non-binary, trans human. They are originally from Illinois, but have lived brief stints in Iowa, Texas, and most recently Minnesota! They studied civil engineering at The University of Iowa currently work in non-profit construction. Emerson was diagnosed with ADHD in 2021, and self-diagnosed with autism in 2022! They’re also an active Alumni member of ADHD reWired’s coaching and accountability groups!

In this episode, you’ll hear experiences, struggles, and discussions about:

  • “Transitions are hard” and transitioning gender identities
  • The overlap of ADHD, different means of transitioning, and barriers to access
  • Hoops, hurdles, and executive function nightmares
  • Experiencing gender dysphoria and body disconnect
  • Navigating the medical system and knowing your options
  • “This feels like me.”
  • “Your transition is your transition and it doesn’t have to be based on anybody else’s.”
  • Masking gender, masking as a neurotypical person, then unmaking gender identity
  • Acceptance, freedom, and fully being your authentic self in the world
  • “I was doing what I thought I ‘should’ be doing.”
  • Different perceptions of gender, how people respond and interact with those perceptions, and fitting in
  • Experiencing gender privilege and gender discrimination in the workplace
  • Understanding pros, cons, patterns, and social cues between the gender roles
  • Being mis-gendered, coming to terms with your identity and doing the work towards acceptance
  • Navigating and learning how to process irritability, anger, frustration, and general emotional dysregulation
  • Struggling with task initiation, living in a constant state of flight, and not “panicking” through life
  • From TikTok to the doctor
  • Feelings of being unprepared, social expectations, and navigating new environments
  • Social cues, dynamics in conversations, and autism
  • The helpfulness of labels and language to describe different struggles to take action and better communicate

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