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Show Notes

Episode 538 of the ADHD reWired podcast, hosted by Eric Tivers, addresses the complexities and intersections of neurodivergence (ADHD and autism) and LGBTQ identities. The episode features a panel discussion from a NeuroDivergent Pride event, co-hosted by Chris Wang from Shimmer. The panel includes Eric, Nate, and Vida, who share their personal journeys of coming out as queer and neurodivergent. They discuss the challenges of navigating societal expectations, masking, and the importance of supportive communities. The episode also emphasizes the impact of visibility and advocacy in both the ADHD and LGBTQ communities, encouraging listeners to join supportive spaces and take steps to be proud of their identities.

03:24 NeuroDivergent Pride Panel Introduction

09:14 Panelists Share Their Stories

22:34 Exploring Neurodivergent and Queer Identities

31:55 Impact of Heteronormative and Neurotypical Expectations

38:04 High-Level Masking and Personal Experiences

38:50 Coming Out and Family Reactions 40:40 Navigating Identity and Cultural Expectations

 43:37 Unmasking and Embracing Neurodivergence

46:06 Challenges of Masking and Survival Strategies

53:30 The Continuous Process of Coming Out

01:04:12 Getting Involved in Neurodivergent and LGBTQ Communities

01:13:29 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Show Notes

Episode 538 of the ADHD reWired podcast, hosted by Eric Tivers, addresses the complexities and intersections of neurodivergence (ADHD and autism) and LGBTQ identities. The episode features a panel discussion from a NeuroDivergent Pride event, co-hosted by Chris Wang from Shimmer. The panel includes Eric, Nate, and Vida, who share their personal journeys of coming out as queer and neurodivergent. They discuss the challenges of navigating societal expectations, masking, and the importance of supportive communities. The episode also emphasizes the impact of visibility and advocacy in both the ADHD and LGBTQ communities, encouraging listeners to join supportive spaces and take steps to be proud of their identities.

03:24 NeuroDivergent Pride Panel Introduction

09:14 Panelists Share Their Stories

22:34 Exploring Neurodivergent and Queer Identities

31:55 Impact of Heteronormative and Neurotypical Expectations

38:04 High-Level Masking and Personal Experiences

38:50 Coming Out and Family Reactions 40:40 Navigating Identity and Cultural Expectations

 43:37 Unmasking and Embracing Neurodivergence

46:06 Challenges of Masking and Survival Strategies

53:30 The Continuous Process of Coming Out

01:04:12 Getting Involved in Neurodivergent and LGBTQ Communities

01:13:29 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

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