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Content from people who learn and think differently

We have differences like ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, anxiety, and more. Here’s our advice for how to thrive in school, work, and life.

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🎒 School tips

  • 10 tips for staying focused when learning from home

  • A guide to having hard conversations with your teacher

  • 📚 Classroom highs and lows

  • Teachers never understood me—and that’s OK

  • Corona versus my college fall semester

  • 👨🏻‍💻 Job tips

  • 3 helpful articles for job hunting during the coronavirus pandemic

  • Office lingo? Allow me to translate

  • 💼 Career compass

  • 40+ career examples of people who learn and think differently

  • 4 jobs, ADHD, and a big transition

  • 🤔 What am I good at?

    🤣 Funnies and memes

  • ADHD memes

  • How I feel when I write a paper

  • ⚡️ Life hacks

  • How I beat my social media habit (and how you can too)

  • How to build confidence when you know you’re different

  • 😬 Anxiety

  • 8 ways I manage anxiety from my learning disability

  • Anxiety Mimi started with math but became much more

  • 🗣 Motivate yourself

  • Perspectives: Why should people talk openly about learning differences?

  • How self-advocacy helped me fight for my rights in college

  • 🤯 Life is hard

  • This is what job hunting with ADHD feels like to me

  • Needles on my brain dyslexia art

  • 🗞 In the news

    💪 What ____ is like

  • 6 surprising ways dyslexia affects me

  • I’m finally letting go of the shame of ADHD and learning disabilities

  • 👩🏽‍⚕️ The D word (diagnosis)

  • The story of my ADHD evaluation in college

  • Perspectives: How did you find out you learn and think differently?

  • Contributor spotlight

    • In the workforce
    • DJ/artist, software developer; a blend of nature and technology
    • Differences: ADHD, anxiety, hyperthyroidism

    More about Crystal

    • In grad school
    • Passionate about advocacy, education reform, and community
    • Differences: Dyslexia, dyscalculia (math), ADHD

    More about Atira

    • In college
    • Camp counselor, theater addict
    • Differences: ADHD, processing speed, dysgraphia (writing)

    More about Henry

    • In college
    • Premed student, philosophy enthusiast, table tennis fan
    • Differences: ADHD

    More about Shadi

    • In the workforce
    • Muay Thai fighter, freelance artist, loves to create
    • Differences: ADHD, OCD, anxiety, physical challenges, avoiding self-sabotag

    More about Ilena

    • In grad school
    • Expert in all things self-advocacy
    • Differences: Dyscalculia (math), anxiety

    More about Savannah

    • In the workforce
    • Published author, advocate for better representation of queer people of color
    • Differences: ADHD, dyslexia

    More about Ryan

    • In the workforce
    • Writing books since 2008, avid comic book and cosplay fan
    • Differences: Dyslexia, anxiety

    More about Mimi

    • In the workforce (Understood staff)
    • Aspiring comedian
    • Differences: ADHD, OCD

    More about Ben

    • In the workforce (Understood staff)
    • Obsessed with 3D animation, bass player in a band (The Ophelias)
    • Differences: ADHD, trouble with math

    More about Jo

    • In the workforce
    • Candidate for public office, freelancer writer, passionate about education reform
    • Differences: ADHD

    More about Andrea

    • In the workforce
    • Preschool teacher; loves watercolors, cooking, and writing poetry
    • Differences: Dyslexia, processing speed

    More about Olivia

    • Starting college
    • Focused on becoming a world-class journalist, enjoys sports and video games
    • Differences: ADHD, autism, social anxiety

    More about Jay