3 Social Media Accounts For Women With ADHD
As a woman living with a late diagnosis of ADHD. I found myself feeling relieved and confused. Relieved because now I knew I wasn’t lazy it was just how my brain works. Confused because I didn’t really know where to go from there or what was the right next step. I took to social media and through all my searching eventually found content that made me feel more secure in this new part of my identity. As well as, finding helpful tips to improve my lifestyle from them.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people's behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse. According to an article by very well mind ‘Women with ADHD face the same feelings of being overwhelmed and exhausted as men with ADHD commonly feel. Psychological distress, feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, and chronic stress are common. Often, women with ADHD feel that their lives are out of control or in chaos, and daily tasks may seem impossibly huge.’
Common signs of ADHD in Women include…
Not paying close attention to details/making "careless" mistakes in work.
Trouble staying focused on or not completing tasks or activities.
Appearing not to be listening when spoken to.
Not following through on instructions.
One: Actually ADHD
The first positive piece of ADHD content I found was a blog called, Actually ADHD. This is a tumblr page that follows a question-and-answer format. Tumblr users submit questions privately to receive publicly-displayed responses. The blog offers a healthy mix of personal anecdotes, real ADHD research, and tried-and-true strategies for everything from managing a grocery list to dealing with extreme emotions. They’re supportive, welcoming, and updated frequently —Although Tumblr is a dead website now this Tumblr blog is still worth going to the website to take a peek at. It’s great for those looking to manage a diagnosis.
An example of their content: “We don’t care if you finally remembered to feed the cat last night or if you got all of the laundry done for the first time in a year or if you wrote a term paper and turned it in early or anything else you may have done! If you are proud of it, you can (and should!) share it with us, because then other people who understand how huge your achievement was will be able to rejoice with you!”
Two: ADHD_Alien comics
The ADHD alien posts content on Twitter and Instagram. This work consists of relatable comic book-style illustrations that focus on highlighting important information related to ADHD. Here are some examples of that content.
She breaks concepts down in a fun, accessible and visually stimulating way.
Three: Jessica McCabe
Although I found her on Twitter, she mainly produces youtube content. Her goal is to teach people to work with their brains and not against it. She posts healthy coping mechanisms for various kinds of ADHD traits.
My favourite piece of content from Jessica is the tweet she posted about pushing through her work. It felt extremely relatable to my female ADHD traits.
Thanks for reading this blog post! I hope that if you have ADHD or think you might this blog post is helpful. However, even if you don’t, I hope that this post was informative and will change how you approach people that are neurodivergent.
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