What It’s Like to Be ADHD and Black

4 · 09 · 22

There are many factors that affect our lived experience of ADHD. This is the first in a series of videos that will explore what it’s like to be ADHD *and.* Given what’s going on in this country, I thought it was important to start with what it’s like to be ADHD and Black.

00:00 Intro
01:57 Meet The Brains
05:42 Mental Health And The Black Community
10:00 Masking and Code-Switching
12:32 Dealing With Discrimination
19:09 Moving Forward
24:04 Outro
25:03 Endcard

LINKS (in order of introduction):

Romanza McAllister, LCSW Social Action Influencer
ADHD Coach & Race Equity Advocate

Diyah Najah
Artist & Educator
www.ArtistDiyahNajah.com IG:@ArtistDiyahNajah

Roxanne Jarrett
Creative Productivity Facilitator
roxannejarrett.com / swellhead.com

Joseph Gitau

Loucresie Rupert MD
Child Psychiatrist/ blogger /consultant

Michelle Ford
Geek of mythic proportions

Junotta, BSc Nutrition

Stacey Machelle
Comic/ADHD Advocate

Autistic Tyla
Autism Advocate / Founder B+ND

Corey T Queen
The Dad Bod Podcast creator
@CoreyQ_2point0 (IG and Twitter)

Inger Shaye
ADHD & Executive Coach

Kini Foster
Software Engineer
[email protected]

René Brooks
Founder, blackgirllostkeys.com


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Music for “What It’s Like to Be ADHD and Black:”
“The Show Must Be Go”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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