I’m weird. I’m weird. I’m weird.
I say this to myself over and over again, with a great sense of satisfaction paired with relief. I’m weird. I always have been, and I always will be. Nothing’s going to change at this point in my life except my understanding of what it means to be weird. I have numerous neurocognitive differences that impact my social interactions, my mood, my executive function, and other aspects of my sensorium and consciousness. I was a weird kid who has embraced that epithet and made it into a badge of honor. I’m weird.
Today, I brought a dream to life, a podcast called Weird Sister. WS is a a deep dive into synesthesia, autism, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, and other outliers. Episodes are largely focused on the ways in which women, girls, and female-identifying folks experience neurodivergence. But as I like to say, you can be a mister, and still be a weird sister!
The Weird Sister podcast “Welcome” trailer and Weird Sister Episode 1 “Logos and Symbols and Unusual Words” are up now. I sincerely hope you’ll get weird with me!
Just listened to your first 3 podcasts and although not a neurodiverse person, my best friend is; I’m just an every-day weirdo who hasn’t discovered her superpower yet. My senses are delighted and my interest is piqued by your delightful and witty narrative. I LOVE your word nerd game in episode 1 and I look forward to episode 2. Bring it on Weird Sister! Xoxo Li