Firstly, thank you for taking the time to visit
my site...the fact that you've made it to this page is a huge thing for me and I genuinely appreciate you taking a look.
Over the last 10 years, I've encountered all sorts of brilliant and not-so-brilliant experiences and I've learnt from every single one. Through all of these, I've been supported by some truly incredible people and now I'm in a place where I can finally give back. If my experiences can help and support you through whatever it is you're going through, then it's all been worth it.
in 2020, I was diagnosed with ADHD, and truly, I wouldn't trade it for anything. Knowing how this affects me and continuously learning from my interactions with others in my everyday life has been the gift that has kept on giving. Yes, it can be frustrating (not just for me but for those I hold close...I'm lucky to have people who approach certain traits with humour and patience). Instead of railing against the challenges having ADHD can bring up, I embrace the skills and abilities that come with it, just like with my Dyslexia. This has in turn, influenced my own creative practice and how I approach my teaching practice; suddenly, I see ADHD like traits in every one, understanding that the condition is a sliding scale and enabling those I work with to accept and embrace these.
Anyway, before I start getting overly sentimental and "inspirational-speaker" here, I'll outline what my aims are here: 1. Create and communicate any research, findings or general thoughts surrounding creativity and being a general human being with ADHD and Dyslexia.
2. Providing support and an open dialogue about the skills and challenges that being a creatively minded neurodivergent brings with it.
3. Providing greater insights into projects and ideas that I decide to pursue and hoping that someone, somewhere, might find it interesting enough to engage with.
So there you have it - in summary, I want to make positive and meaningful impacts on those I have the priviledge to get to know. I'm putting this all out there in the hope that someone, somewhere will read it and have a little light-bulb moment. As a close friend and loved one once said to me, "You won't know if you don't go," so here I go.