I mentor & peer support people with ADHD, who are Autistic or have other neurodivergence presentations with my narrative therapy approach to coaching, content creation and podcast. I also support schools in better accommodating neurodivergent students by training teachers and creating neurodivergent friendly classrooms based on personalising learning needs.
As a teacher for the last 17 years with an MA in Educational Psychology and currently studying Narrative Therapy, I use this knowledge along with intersectionality and social justice to help inform my work in supporting multiply-marginalised neurodivergent people. I started Neurodivergent Narratives (which was originally the ADHD good life) because while looking for information similar to my own experiences as a late in life diagnosed neurodivergent (ADHD), I couldn't find anything that represented my narrative. This led me to sharing my own story on IG and connecting it to what I knew and understood from my years spent working with neurodivergent students as a specialist educator. I also have post graduate training in gifted education and twice exceptional support, plus years teaching English as an additional language that has allowed me to accommodate and modify curriculum in order to meet varying emotional, social and skills-based needs, and incorporated this knowledge into my writing too.
When I later realised that I was also autistic, I decided to share more on neurodivergence in general, and the societal pressure that comes from living in a white supremacist, patriarchal culture. I wanted to share how it influences what we must do to cope daily and how we've learned to see ourselves. I don't write for everyone, but I see that everyone is negatively impacted society and it is important to name and notice where the pressures of society hold us back and keep us from being the truest versions of ourselves. Sharing the stories of those of us multiply-marginalised matters to making changes in how the world understands neurodivergence. Our narratives needed to be heard so we could instigate change not only in our lives, but for our communities as well.
Our ability to thrive is not only dependent on our own self-healing, but also how we work together too. This is why I try to keep my work as accessible as possible by offering a variety of ways to work with me including 1 to 1, small group coaching and interactive workshops. My hope is that the more people I'm able to reach who learn about what it means for them to lean into being themselves, the more change we'll make not only for ourselves, but those around us and our wider communities.
Some personal bits about me: I'm Canadian and currently living outside London, UK with my partner and our child. I love tarot cards and someday hope to integrate them into the work that I do. I also love traveling (I've been to 40 countries so far), walking and running in nature and listening to podcasts.
Get in touch with me by booking a call to see how we can work together.