Ep. 57: ADHD and Creativity, Parenting, and Identity, with Ginger Williams Cook
October is ADHD Awareness Month.Even if ADHD is not a part of your life, as far as you know, we hope you listen – because it’s likely that you know someone or are someone with undiagnosed ADHD whose life could change with treatment.
And if you don’t have ADHD but struggle with some of the symptoms, like distractibility and procrastination, you’ll likely find the same kinds of strategies helpful.
We interview Melia’s friend and talented artist Ginger Williams Cook, who was recently diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 40, one year after Melia’s diagnosis at the same age.
We talk to Ginger about:
- How grief shaped her life and her journey as an artist
- Her diagnosis story and how she overcame some of the roadblocks she faced
- Challenges and gifts of ADHD as an artist and a mom
- How she channels some of her ADHD superpowers, like creativity and hyperfocus
- Strategies and supports that help her thrive with ADHD
Content warning: We discuss mental health issues and briefly touch on suicide in this episode.
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