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Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure

Oct 11, 2021


To acknowledge both ADHD Awareness Month and Dyspraxia Awareness Week, this episode of my podcast talks about my experiences of being considered neurodiverse and the issues having neurodiversities causes me, not necessarily while travelling but more in my everyday life. I also talk about how it feels to 'come out' to myself, to accept them as part of who I am. This episode is a companion piece to my following episode, all about 'coming out' in the more traditional gender/sexual orientation way.

Topics discussed include:
* My plans for October, including the Traverse Creator Awards
* October has a lot of awareness days/weeks/month in it
* Why I've never been medically diagnosed with anything, and that I'm not a drug dealer
* 'Gifted Kid' syndrome - cue the smallest violins
* Why I can't speak Spanish, and other stories
* Everyone should have a therapist
* An introduction to Dyspraxia - it's not just clumsiness
* Why I can't drive or ride a bike ...
* ... nor dance, nor draw, nor be an architect
* How I cope with dyspraxia and why I should wear shoes more
* Am I disabled?
* Do I need to 'come out' as neurodiverse at all?

Contributions in this episode come from Kate-Frankie (This Could Lead To Anywhere), my friend Kira who ... may have an Instagram - it's sometimes hard to tell, and my friend Dayna who 'used to have a Tumblr'.

A PDF transcript of this episode is available.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know. The pod has a Facebook group you can join, too.

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Until next time, bye for now. :)