Posted by:Carolyn CC Hart
I'm a neurodiversity advocate, an artist, an author, and licensed massage therapist. My senses are intertwined via synesthesia, a neurocognitive difference, which informs my writing, my visual art, my costume design, and my long career in manual therapy. I am also diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, and other neurodivergent outliers. I am an expert via lived experience in neurodiverse traits and I continue to learn how my divergent brain creates both opportunities and obstacles. I support the argument that neurodivergence is not solely pathological, but can illustrate part of the spectrum of human somatosensory, intellectual, and cognitive experience. I am a founding member of the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists, where I serve as the IASAS secretary. I've practiced therapeutic massage for more than 29 years, and feel that my sensory sensitivities have helped me thrive in my hands-on career.