An important caveat – I haven’t read a lot and I am definitely prone to the recency bias here so if I haven’t mentioned a blog/comic and you feel left out – it’s not personal I am just really bad at actually remembering specific blogs/comics unless primed with stuff I want to look for specifically.
Favourite ADHDer Blogs
René Brooks – Black Girl Lost Keys
Probably no surprises here if you follow me but one of my absolute favourites is René Brooks – an ADHD Coach and amazing advocate. Her blog changed my life in incredible ways, she has an excellent store that sells a lot of really cool fidget toys too (and will probably feature tomorrow for that). She has a wealth of content on there as well as lot of practical tips, self care suggestions, and information about lesser known ADHD co-occurring conditions. One of the best blogs she has talks about one of the hardest parts of ADHD to overcome in order to feel good about yourself – shame.
René Brooks also deals a lot with intersectional issues around Blackness and ADHD. Which is vital information to understand if you work in advocacy spaces.
Jacqueline Sinfield – Untapped Brilliance
An excellent blog with a lot of tips, her article on Justice Sensitivity is one of the best written about the subject. An ADHD coach herself, she has countless ideas and assists with helping ADHD adults thrive. A lot of useful information about women and ADHD also, as there can be a vacuum of official information about this.
Liz Cordeiro – Glitter Brain
Another excellent blog focused on Adult ADHD – Diagnosed just last year Liz has produced an amazing wealth of content on the experience of late diagnosis. Her blog on where to find neurodiverse friends online is quite helpful for those who have been newly diagnosed. It’s quite essential that you have a good network around you of people who understand so I’d recommend making friends in some space if you can who get you on a core level.
Dorsey McFadden and Tori Thockmorton – Flex Your ADHD
Curated by two of my fellow classmates from ADD Coaching Academy – Dorsey McFadden & Tori Throckmorton – this blog has excellent information on ADHD, personal experience stories, tactics, science, self-care and tools! It’s a great resource that a lot of time and love has gone into. I’d recommend either Dorsey or Tori as a coach in a heartbeat, some of the most insightful and joyful people who help people to achieve their best.
Amber Meeks – The Winter of My Discontent
A heartfelt and insightful, as well as deeply personal blog that I always enjoy reading. It’s a very insightful and deeply reflective look at overcoming mental health issues, the trials and tribulations of mental health recovery, and also has a focus on great blogging skills when looking at starting your own blog.
Favourite ADHD Comics
Pina – @ADHD_Alien
Pina is an incredible comic artist, has some amazing introduction info – a great organiser for the comic community running the hugely successful #ADHDInvasion event during last years ADHD Awareness Month. These resources are for anyone who needs to understand more about what ADHD is, and how it feels from the inside.
Dani Donovan – ADHD Explained Using Comics
Another incredible contributor to making information accessible and easy to understand. A real focus on explaining how things look from the inside and how challenging ADHD life can be. Dani is going to be keynote speaker at this years Virtual International Conference on ADHD in November – with the topic ‘The Art of Self-Disclosure: How I Accidentally Became an ADHD Influencer Overnight’
The rest of the #ADHDInvasion Gang
You can see some incredible comics from other creators here. @ADHDBri is another favourite of mine – has a lot of really awesome comics about every day struggles of ADHD and being an artist. I’d recommend giving them all a follow, if you click on the thread there’s a list of easy to access names you can get to.
Daily blog challenge
October is here usually known as ‘ADHD Awareness Month’ – but IMO we ADHDers deserve more than that – we deserve acceptance. We need to be listened to, we need realistic accommodations, and help. We need to start moving toward ADHD Pride Month. People should be able to feel proud of being ADHDers, because the alternative is shame.
For 31 days I will be writing every day on being an ADHDer using this list of prompts:
- Day 1: Introduction
- Day 2: What I love about being an ADHDer is…
- Day 3: My Identification/Discovery Story
- Day 4: Reactions to Identification
- Day 5: Hobby Graveyard
- Day 6: Supports and Appreciation
- Day 7: The ADHDer Community
- Day 8: Favourite ADHDer Blogs/Comics
- Day 9: Favourite ADHD Owned Business
- Day 10: Sensory Seeking/Aversion
- Day 11: Fidgets and Stims
- Day 12: Favourite ADHD Charity
- Day 13: Family
- Day 14: Order from Chaos
- Day 15: Everyone Should Know
- Day 16: Work/School
- Day 17: ADHD People I Admire
- Day 18: Someday…
- Day 19: I Love it When…
- Day 20: Communication Style
- Day 21: One thing other people don’t understand…
- Day 22: Dispel a myth
- Day 23: Can’t Live without…
- Day 24: ADHD Political Issue
- Day 25: Symbols
- Day 26: Favourite ADHD Book
- Day 27: Identity Language
- Day 28: Dealing with Boredom
- Day 29: Favourite Memes
- Day 30: Hyperfocus
- Day 31: Acceptance Means…